Flat feet and childhood obesity

The negative consequences of childhood obesity do not stop scaring us. If we weren't getting enough of cardiovascular risk and diabetes, a new study has shown that obese children are more likely to have flat feet, since the arch of the foot is subjected to a greater weight and, therefore, the arch of the foot tends to flatten.

The problem is that when the structure of the arch of the foot is altered, the consequence is a direct influence on the rest of the skeleton. The study presented at the 20th Scientific Symposium of the Lilly Foundation 'Obesity Today' has drawn attention due to the relationship that has been established between obesity and growth, since this complication observed in children from 5 years of age, at which time they are In full growth and development of your bone structure is, without a doubt, a bad start because you will have significant complications in the future.

And is that the descent in the plantar arch or the flat foot will influence the constitution of the legs, in the alignment of the hips and in the formation of the spine. A deviation in the natural parameters of formation and growth during childhood can lead to painful modifications and injuries in adulthood.

The problem affects more children than we imagine. Only in Spain, 26 percent of children between 7 and 10 years old are overweight and 19 percent are obese, a disease that can cause multiple complications both at a psychological and physical level and associated endocrine disorders.

Another consequence of childhood obesity, which has been observed in relation to this research, is that, as the Body Mass Index (BMI) increases in children, the left ventricle of the heart is greater due to circulatory overload to the one that this organ is subjected to.

The implications of childhood obesity at the level of cardiovascular risk they are, without a doubt, one of the great concerns of specialists, because one in three obese children has insulin resistance. This means that the body of these children is making a great effort to maintain glucose at normal levels, while 7.3 percent of these obese children have glucose intolerance.

These figures are worrying because they predispose these children to suffer from type 2 diabetes in adulthood and the complications derived from this disease.

Marisol New. Copywriter

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