MEXICO CITY Children with obesity have a higher risk of premature death or adult impairment, nutritionist Víctor Panduro Tucarit, from the Mexico Institute of Social Security (IMSS), said in a statement today.
"Childhood fat is associated with a higher likelihood of premature death and disability at the age of adults, as they may suffer from difficulty breathing, high blood pressure and have early markers for cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and psychological effects," he said.
The IMSS Delegation Coordinator in Sonora pointed out that obesity and obesity are evil that affect a large population worldwide and that they lead to preventable diseases.
"To do this, we must limit the intake of sugars, we must increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables, as well as legumes, whole grains and nuts," said the specialist.
Panduro Tucarit urged parents to prevent, through a healthy diet, diseases or complications that will occur if changes in habits are not made.
Finally, he said that health professionals would try to control patients and maintain recommended indicators such as body mass index, waist circumference, blood glucose, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.