• Obesity in children: risk factors and prevention tips

Obesity in children: risk factors and prevention tips

SOVREMENNAYA PEDIATRIYA.2017.2(82):42-46; doi 10.15574/SP.2017.82.42

Dyachuk D. D., Zabolotnaya I. E., Yaschenko Y. B.
State Scientific Institution «Scientific and Practical Center of Preventive and Clinical Medicine» State Affairs Department, Kyiv, Ukraine

The upsurge of prevalence rate of obesity and overweight that in the majority of cases traces back to childhood is a risk factor of the most common noncontagious diseases in adults.

Objective: to examine and organize epidemiologic data on overweight and obesity among children, their possible adverse effects and medical and social measures to prevent obesity in children.

Conclusions. According to prediction calculations, the situation with the increase of prevalence rate of obesity in children is unfavourable. The introduction of measures aimed at finding children with obesity, their registration and monitoring of patients' health with due regard to risk factors at the primary care level would conduce to improving prevention of obesity and alimentary disease progression.

Key words: obesity, overweight, children, preventive care.

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