Childhood Obesity: Nutritional Transition of Bangladesh

Authors

  • SM Tajdit Rahman Resident, Thoracic Surgery, National Institute of Diseases of the Chest & Hospital, Mohakhali, Dhaka
  • Md Daharul Islam Associate Professor, Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Ranajit Sen Chowdhury Associate Professor, Medicine, Sir Salimullah Medical College, Dhaka
  • Abida Tarannum Lecturer, Green Life Medical College, children in Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v31i1.44752

Keywords:

Childhood Obesity, Nutritional Transition

Abstract

Childhood obesity has been a major public health concern in many high income countries. In middle income countries, like Bangladesh, the coexistence of obesity and underweight makes the situation more grievous. It creates a transitional status in the childhood nutrition in Bangladesh. The priority is to identify the overall picture of obesity status in our country. In this review article we try to identify the transitional situation of childhood nutrition and the importance of finding out the overall picture of childhood obesity throughout the country.

Bangladesh J Medicine Jan 2020; 31(1) : 37-38

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Published

2019-12-30

How to Cite

Rahman, S. T., Islam, M. D., Chowdhury, R. S., & Tarannum, A. (2019). Childhood Obesity: Nutritional Transition of Bangladesh. Bangladesh Journal of Medicine, 31(1), 37–38. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjm.v31i1.44752

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Short Communication