15:41 , Today
Over 15 thousand children in the Moscow region are overweight, the press service of the regional Ministry of Health.
“According to data for 2017, in the Moscow region, 35.5 thousand children under the age of 17 suffer from endocrine system diseases. 15.5 thousand of them have obesity, “said the head of the department Dmitry Markov.
Of all the minors who had discovered these diseases, 26.9 thousand children took care of the dispensary observation. For the first time in life, 10 thousand children were diagnosed with this diagnosis.
“It’s no secret that endocrine diseases, eating disorders and metabolic disorders are one of the main causes of obesity – both in adults and in children. In the Moscow Region, 25.3 thousand children under 14 years of age and 10 thousand teenagers from 15 to 17 years were identified among the children’s population, “Markov said.
In the Moscow region there are eight health centers for children, where it is possible to pass a preventive examination, pass an express analysis to the level of cholesterol and glucose in the blood, make an ECG and get advice on a healthy lifestyle and proper nutrition.