A group of researchers from the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine has unveiled a new truth in regard to obesity. They were of the view that older obese children aged between 9 and 17 eat less than their healthy peers, but then also they remain obese.
Lead author of the study Asheley Cockrell Skinner was of the view that mainly two factors are responsible for the above mentioned statement. One of the things is that older obese child has already consumed a lot in his initial childhood years that reduction in older years has less effect on the body.
The second factor is that it depends on body to body as how it reacts to the amount of food being consumed. The study seems to have acted as an alarm for the authorities concerned to find out different strategies to handle obese children as per their body type needs.
“For those in later childhood or adolescence the focus should instead be on increasing physical activity, since overweight children tend to be less active”, said Skinner.
Through the study, one more thing was unveiled and that was obesity reason for children younger than nine years was their eating habits.