Obesity = increased fat in the body
It is a balance between energy consumed and energy spent.
Energy intake in excess of requirements is stored in fat cells.
The number of fat cells are set up in childhood. After that they remain constant in adulthood.
Obese children could have double the number of fat cells than the non obese children.
Children who are overweight / obese by age 2-5 years are more likely to be overweight / obese adults.
Our efforts should be to avoid overweight / obesity in early childhood.
Please don’t force feed a child.