Obesity in Childhood

Obesity in Childhood

January 7, 2020 0 By Ewald Bahringer


NARRATOR: OBESITY IS
NO LONGER CONFINED TO THOSE WHO ARE
MIDDLE-AGED OR OLDER. INCREASINGLY, THE PATTERNS
ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY ARE FOUND IN THE VERY YOUNG. MANY PEOPLE BELIEVE A FAT
BABY IS A HEALTHY BABY. BUT FROM A HEALTH POINT
OF VIEW, MORE OBESE BABIES GO ON TO BE FAT ADULTS. NARRATOR: STOPPING THE
PROGRESSION OF OBESITY IN CHILDHOOD CAN BE A
CHALLENGE, AS DR. KORSCH AND A TEAM OF
SPECIALISTS LEARNED. AND WE HAD A REALLY HARD
TIME GETTING GOOD RESULTS, AS HAS EVERYBODY. AND ONE TROUBLE WAS THE
NUTRITIONIST WOULD EARNESTLY SAY, DON’T EAT BETWEEN
MEALS AND ALL THAT. A LOT OF THOSE FAMILIES
DIDN’T EVEN HAVE MEALS. THEY DON’T SIT DOWN TOGETHER,
EITHER AT BREAKFAST, OR LUNCH, OR DINNER, AND EAT A MEAL
WITH THE CHILDREN INVOLVED SO THAT IT’S GOTTEN QUITE
CHAOTIC AND WHATEVER IS QUICK, AND AVAILABLE,
AND TASTES GOOD. NARRATOR: AND THE
MEDIA, DR. KORSCH CONTENDS, JUST
COMPOUND THE PROBLEM. TELEVISION WATCHING
IS THE SINGLE THING THAT HAS BEEN CONSISTENTLY
ASSOCIATED WITH OBESITY. AND THERE’VE EVEN BEEN SOME
REALLY INTERESTING STUDIES THAT, IF A CHILD IS JUST
WATCHING TELEVISION, WHERE THEY TEND TO SIT VERY PASSIVELY,
USUALLY ALSO SNACKING, THAT THEIR METABOLISM
ACTUALLY GOES DOWN. IT’S A LITTLE BIT
LIKE HIBERNATION.