Overweight children are more susceptible to a range of diseases. Can a new formula help curb this?
Doctor, is my child overweight for his age?" paediatrician Kiran Krishnamurti was asked by the parent of a two-year-old child during a routine check-up. Dr Krishnamurti, who has been practising in Hyderabad for 28 years, says this level of awareness regarding childhood obesity is a new trend. In the earlier days of her practice, parents would want their children to be chubby and seek advice on making them “healthier" (read fatter). Now, she finds that parents are increasingly weaning away from that idea, and trying to ensure that their children are growing up healthy.