Obesity inhibits young brain development – Fat in the body, from the diet can cause impaired brain function, memory loss and many cognitive problems in a child.
The process of losing weight for obese children is difficult but quite possible. Parents and children need to persevere.
According to Associate Professor Mai, each obese child has different nutritional status, interests, and habits.
Sometimes children are obese but malnourished, lacking many hidden microbodies.
Therefore, parents need to take the child to a nutritional examination to carry out intensive indications.
From there, parents build appropriate, personalized nutrition, helping children lose weight effectively.
In addition to nutrition, parents also need psychological support so that children can overcome obstacles and achieve better efficiency.
The latest Nutrition Census results show that the proportion of overweight and obese children has increased 2.2 times in the past 10 years.
Obesity “paves the way” for many other health risks such as weakened immune system, diabetes mellitus, cardiovascular disease, joint disease, hypertension, cancer.
Fat in the body, from the diet can cause impaired brain function, memory loss and many cognitive problems in a child.
According to Associate Professor, Doctor, Dr. Le Bach Mai – Northern Medical Director, Nutrihome Nutrition Clinic System, obesity impairs children’s ability to pay attention and memory.
In fact, there is ample evidence that overweight, obesity, a high-sugar, high-fat diet can lead to brain changes, hindering a baby’s ability to control impulses.
Research by Dr. Antonio Convit – of New York University (USA) shows that obesity and metabolic syndrome, large waist circumference, diabetes mellitus, insulin resistance, hypertension, low good HDL cholesterol … is associated with differences in the shape, structure of the brain.