Monitor growth in childhood and adolescence, as well as Appropriate Nutrition and Nutrition It is essential to prevent eating disorders like obesity and anorexia, says the endocrinologist of the Hospital de Pediatria del Mexican Social Security Institute (IMSS), Ana Laura López.
"The ideal is to introduce a diet that contains foods of all groups, such as meats, vegetables, legumes and high iron content, in order to avoid complications such as anemia"He explained, and he warned that good nutrition is essential to ensure physical development and hormonal functions in childhood and adolescence.
In fact, said the specialist, the accelerated weight gain in infancy It can lead to precocious puberty due to the secretion of hormones.
"The brain detects critical mass, which causes it to be sent hormones The gland pituitary gland so that the uterus and ovary begin to grow, and this causes the first menstruation that should not occur before the age of 11, "he said.
Similarly, he said, what anorexia or anemia, which sadly affect women every time at younger ages and even girlsmay result in amenorrhea, which is characterized by the absence of menstruation due to the low hormonal productivity.
However, he added that the Overweight and the Obesity They remain an important epidemic, even more so than the low weight among the pediatric population.