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Risk Factors For Childhood Obesity

Obesity is a complex condition that’s influenced by work habits, commute patterns, and technology, and at the simplest level, obesity is caused by consuming more calories than you burn.

Early identification of risk factors is critical to preventing the childhood obesity epidemic. These risk factors that contribute to obesity are multifactorial. Mounting evidence suggests that the origins of childhood obesity and related disparities can be found as early as the period from conception to age 2 years.

There are several substantial risk factors for the development of obesity:

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