Body Mass Index Case Study

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Introduction According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the definition of obesity and obese is that extraordinary and excessive lipids accumulation which may weaken health. Body Mass Index (BMI) is an uncomplicated indicator which is universally utilized to determine whether one is underweight, normal, overweight or obese. It is defined as a person's weight in kilograms divided by the square of his height in meters (kg/m2). A BMI higher than or equivalent to 25 is classified as overweight while higher than or identical to 30 is considered as obese. In 2013, 42 million kids under the age of 5 were considered as overweight or obese, which means that overweight and obese are prevailing to be seen at younger age nowadays. As a result,…show more content…
Firstly, the researchers have rebutted the common belief that the overeating of snack will contribute to obesity by discovered the lethal reason causing obesity is actually their intake of deep-fried food and sweetened cold drinks. Secondly, they found that those obese children are more likely to have a low energy outputs, and highlighted most of them spent time on sedentary activities around 40 hours per week. Therefore, the researches were not feeling astonished that their obese problem not being trimmed down even though they do not intake so much food, rather the problem was slightly deteriorated (Yap & Tan,…show more content…
There is no doubt that the number of primary school children with obesity is even greater nowadays because of physical inactivity and westernization in the diet. The consequences of childhood obesity can be separated into medical and psychosocial consequences (Lee, 2009, p.75). In the medical field, this can be classified into mechanical or metabolic complications (Lee, 2009, p.76). The two main mechanical complications are obstructive sleep apnea syndrome and orthopedic problems, for example, disease of the knees and legs’ bone (Lee, 2009, p.76). The metabolic complications are always occurring in adults, however, this problem is discovered increasingly in children nowadays. The metabolic complication is included insulin resistance and glucose intolerance, hypertension, dyslipidemia, metabolic syndrome and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (Lee, 2009, p.76). The psychosocial consequences are more common than medical consequences (Lee, 2009, p.80). Obese children will have a significant influence on their emotional development (Lee, 2009, p.80). They are easy to get poor body image and low self-esteem. Also, they are unconfident. Because of these reasons, obesity childhood is suffered in discrimination and

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