A study of relationship between Parental negligence and Child obesity.
Childhood obesity is a significant and growing health problem in the India and other parts of the world. Secular trend data in the India suggest that children have become substantially heavier over the
last several decades and that their risk for a number of health problems is increasing as a result.
Childhood obesity is associated with both physical and emotional morbidity. Discrimination against obese children begins early in childhood and becomes progressively institutionalized. Because obese children tend to be taller than their non-obese peers, they are apt to be viewed as more mature. The inappropriate expectations that result may have an adverse effect on their socialization (Dietz, 1998).
Childhood obesity affects self-esteem and has negative consequences on cognitive and social development.
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