The statistics of obesity in recent decades show a rapid increase, considered a global epidemic . Children and teenagers are no exception to this. They originate from the changes in lifestyle that are presented in the last two or three decades and affect both developed and it routes. Associated with socio-economic changes, technological, Biotech, population and family. The family genetically not explain the increases in obesity as main cause, but there is a predominance in food and sedentary current. In our country, as in most western countries, suffer a serious chronic disease epidemic( enf. Chronic non-communicable) and particularly CVD (Enf. Cardiovascular), latter head the leading cause of death from the decade of the 70. Patterns of behavior and habits contribute to a significant extent to the development of this group of enf.; risk factors such as. · Obesity · Smoking · Sedentary · Hypertension · Dyslipidemia ( cholesterol, triglycerides etc.) and atherosclerotic processes. · They are related to the progression of cardiovascular enf and persistence over time to. In pathological studies, is known that atherosclerotic processes begin in childhood and the degree of extension of lesions in children and young adults, are related to the presence of the same risk factors identified. While the presence of a single risk factor determines specific, usually there are several associated. Changing habits and behavior patterns is generally difficult. Strategies promotion and protection of human health are the most important tools for reducing these risks. The education of the population, government actions, by specific legislation, the health team and school education, are the main pillars to treat. Childhood and adolescence give us a great opportunity to promote health, interventions in these stages also allow educate and encourage parents, to adopt a healthy lifestyle and can transfer it to their children Nutritionist Dr Andrea Piñero Medica

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