Pediatric Obesity & Nutritional Nursing

Obesity in children is called as pediatric obesity which is a complex disorder. Its prevalence has increased very significantly in recent years that many consider it as a major health concern of the developed world. Pediatric obesity may leads to insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes, increase in blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, liver and renal disease, and reproductive dysfunction. This condition will also increase the risk of onset obesity in adult age and cardiovascular disease. Nutrition is the branch of science that mainly deals with the interaction of nutrients and other substances present food in order to maintain growth, reproduction, health and disease of an organism. It mainly includes amount of food consumed, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion.