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Scholars Academic Journal of Biosciences | Volume-12 | Issue-03
An Overview of Childhood Obesity: Etiology, Implications, and Intervention Strategies - A Literature Review
Nader Faris Zayadeen, Amjad Jamil Abu-Sharar, Amani Suleiman Almanasrah
Published: April 22, 2024 | 57 76
DOI: 10.36347/sajb.2024.v12i03.002
Pages: 46-51
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Abstract
The escalating issue of children who are overweight and obese is impacting healthcare systems globally. This issue has an impact not just on individuals but also on the entire society. Due of its focus on public health, it has significant ramifications. This comprehensive analysis examines all facets of kid obesity, encompassing its origins, its detrimental effects, and potential solutions at the individual, familial, community, and governmental levels. Various factors can contribute to the development of childhood obesity, including societal norms, genetic predisposition, environmental influences, and socioeconomic status. Childhood obesity can lead to several adverse consequences, including immediate health hazards, chronic illnesses, occupational challenges, and mental health issues. In order to address these concerns in the treatment of childhood obesity, a multimodal approach is required. Incorporating a plan that encompasses a healthy lifestyle, increased parental control, supportive settings, and policy changes addressing the root causes of obesity is essential. In order to promote the long-term health of communities and reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity, it is imperative that we analyze the interconnectedness of these issues and implement evidence-based solutions at all levels.