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Childhood obesity: react early to be more effective

2022-09-30T14:18:56.676Z

DECRYPTION - The evolution of corpulence makes it possible to identify the risk quickly enough to set up the right care.



“Mathis has always been a chubby baby and a bit round child.

But when he was barely 3 years old, the doctor warned me that he was grossly overweight and that if this continued he would become obese.

I fell from the clouds, I did not find it at all big and I thought that everything was fine.

I discovered the notion of '

early rebound of adiposity

'”

, testifies Julie.

This “early adiposity rebound” is indeed considered by doctors as a warning sign.

What are we talking about exactly?

In children, the body mass index (BMI, calculated by dividing the weight by the square of the height) varies physiologically with age.

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“From birth to 1 year, the BMI is growing rapidly.

With the acquisition of walking, it will decrease until the age of 6 -7 years, when it is the weakest.

Then it will increase again.

This is called rebound adiposity.

If this phenomenon takes place earlier and nothing is done, the child risks becoming…

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Source: lefigaro

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