Childhood obesity aka paediatric obesity is a serious medical condition due to excess accumulation of fat in the bodythis condition is seen in children and adolescence it is important to understand the difference between the terms obesity and overweight. Childhood obesity is a serious medical condition that affects children and adolescents children who are obese are above the normal weight for their age and height childhood obesity is particularly troubling because the extra pounds often start children on the path to health problems that were once considered adult problems diabetes high . Fast food consumption and lack of exercise are just a couple of causes of childhood obesity get the facts on childhood obesity prevention treatment statistics health effects and research. Childhood obesity is a complex health issue it occurs when a child is well above the normal or healthy weight for his or her age and height the causes of excess weight gain in young people are similar to those in adults including factors such as a persons behavior and genetics. For children and obese adolescents metformin is used in the case of insulin resistance and hyperinsulinemia octreotide is used for hypothalamic obesity bariatric surgery is performed for the treatment of severe childhood obesity the causes symptoms prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity are described in the present review
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