More and more children are suffering from the so-called lifestyle disease, obesity. As studies show, this harbors dangers for the cardiovascular system and the joints from an early age. Usually the consumption of seductive fast food, sugary drinks and salty crackers as well as a lack of exercise are the triggers for this dilemma and not, as is often assumed, a genetic predisposition. In one of our recent studies, children between the ages of 9 and 18 participated in a standardized lifestyle intervention program that included daily physical activity, a reduced-calorie diet, and behavioral therapy. The BMI of these children has been shown to be reduced by 3.3 kg / m2.
Our aim is to develop personalized preventions for children with metabolic diseases in the future.