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How to protect your child from being overweight

2022-10-02T14:25:12.964Z

OUR ADVICE - Children from the same siblings are not always equal when it comes to obesity. In children, as in adults, the development of corpulence is the consequence of an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure. “A child who eats a very balanced diet can gain weight because he eats too much. Conversely, you can have a child who only eats junk food and does not gain weight. Later, he may have health problems because he does not eat healthily, but he will not gain excessive weig



In children, as in adults, the development of corpulence is the consequence of an imbalance between energy intake and expenditure.

“A child who eats a very balanced diet can gain weight because he eats too much.

Conversely, you can have a child who only eats

junk food

and does not gain weight.

Later, he may have health problems because he does not eat healthily, but he will not gain excessive weight.

What really differentiates obese children from others is not so much the composition of their diet, apart from sugary drinks and biscuits, as the quantities of food consumed.

, explains Dr. Véronique Nègre, president of the Association for the management and prevention of obesity in pediatrics.

The storage and use of supplied energy is regulated by several systems within the body, largely determined by genetics.

Which explains why the children of the same siblings…

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Source: lefigaro

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