Hashmi Health care Launching New Childhood Obesity Prevention Program

Hashmi health care will launch a program to Prevent and Reverse Obesity and Other-diseases via Families with a Free Health. In an effort to reduce childhood obesity, Hashmi health care Access, Research and Education, a non-profit organization committ
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Amroha, India (prHWY.com) May 25, 2012 - Hashmi Health care, nonprofit organization committed to improving health outcomes, will kick off a new program aimed at reversing the childhood obesity epidemic in India.

The new program, called Prevent and Reverse Obesity and Other-diseases via Families or PROOF, will enlist a coalition of organizations, businesses and citizens to advocate for public policies to reverse the spread of the obesity epidemic and its related diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease.

Childhood obesity is a major public health problem that requires a public policy remedy, not unlike child safety seat belts laws of years ago that were enacted to protect children," said Dr. Hashmi CEO of Hashmi Health Care. "We need everyone to work together to address this threat to our children."

Body mass index (BMI) is a measure used to determine childhood overweight and obesity. It is calculated using a child's weight and height. BMI does not measure body fat directly, but it is a reasonable indicator of body fatness for most children and teens.

What are the consequences of childhood obesity?
Health risks now

* Childhood obesity can have a harmful effect on the body in a variety of ways. Obese children are more likely to have-
* High blood pressure and high cholesterol, which are risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD). In one study, 70% of obese children had at least one CVD risk factor, and 39% had two or more.
* Increased risk of impaired glucose tolerance, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.
* Breathing problems, such as sleep apnea, and asthma.
* Joint problems and musculoskeletal discomfort.
* Obese children and adolescents have a greater risk of social and psychological problems, such as discrimination and poor self-esteem, which can continue into adulthood.

New research demonstrates that intense lifestyle changes to diet, exercise and the surrounding environment can prevent both heart disease and diabetes initiation and progression.


Tag Words: weight loss, child safety, childhood obesity
Categories: Health

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