The health problems associated with accelerated weight gain in children include:
Type 2 diabetes
Fatty liver (which may lead to cirrhosis which is a type of serious liver disease)
Obstructive sleep apnea (not breathing for at least ten seconds during sleep)
Increased blood pressure
Increased cholesterol levels
Orthopedic disorders (bone and joint disorders)
In addition to these health risks,
The first step in assessing weight status is to determine the Body Mass Index (BMI). Body Mass Index (BMI) is a number calculated from a child’s weight and height.
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