A chubby baby may be cute, but it may also be a sign of health risk. Childhood obesity has tripled in the past 30 years. Nearly 30% of pre-school and school children are overweight or obese. What are the causes of this epidemic? Here are some of my observations in my more than three decades of clinical practice:
1. Poor dietary habits.
If parents have poor dietary habits, their children learn the same habits. I once encountered an overweight school kid who was bottle-fed with 7-up since he was an infant. Therefore, he had been addicted to sugary food throughout his childhood.
2. Born to mothers who are overweight
When mothers are overweight during pregnancy, the fatty tissues can easily form in the bodies of babies in the womb.
3. Born to mothers who are diabetic
According to several studies, the body mass index is higher for babies born to diabetic mothers. The unused blood sugar in the mother’s body will feed (or over-feed rather) the baby in the womb.
4. Born to mothers who have yeast and parasitic infections
As I mentioned in previous articles, when the pregnant mother has yeast and parasitic infections, she can give the same infections to her baby through the blood stream and the birth canal. Once infected, the baby may have a weak thyroid gland and crave food which feeds the yeasts and parasites, and a vicious cycle ensues.
5. Lack of exercise
School kids may spend very little time on exercise, and overtime in front of the TV or computer.
In the next article, I will discuss the treatment and prevention of child obesity. Stay tuned!
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