What are the long-term deleterious effects of childhood obesity?

To know obesity, let’s take a look at the meaning and the difference between obesity and being overweight.

Being overweight can evidently be described as having unwanted bodyweight for a particular height produced from fat, bone, muscle, water, or any other combination of these various factors. This varies with obesity which can be described as having unwanted amounts of human extra fat.

Long-Term Deleterious Effects of Childhood Obesity Are

  • Hyperandrogenism.

  • Respiratory disorders: asthma, sleep disorders (obstructive sleep apnea).

  • Gall bladder disease.

  • Neurological disorders: pseudotumor Cerberi.

  • Diabetes mellitus.

  • Non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH).

  • Dermatologic disorders: acanthosis nigricans.

  • Cardiovascular risks: heart disease and hypertension.

  • Metabolic syndrome: (SYNDROME X).

  • Orthopedic disorders: genu valgum, injury to the growth plate, tibia vara, slipped capital femoral epiphyses.