Nutritionist Nilka López: “Population under 14 years old presented 35% excess weight”


He commented that many times, having this type of disease from an early age will cause us to have an adult population that will also have diseases.

Within the framework of the National Day for the Prevention of Obesity, the nutritionist of the Department of Nutritional Health of the Ministry of Health (Minsa), Nilka López, highlighted that obesity can trigger other chronic diseases.

He took advantage of the date to make a call to the population, especially to parents “because children are overweight. Population under 14 years old presented 35% excess weight.

He commented that many times, having this type of disease from an early age will cause us to have an adult population that will also have diseases.

“It is important that the population knows how much carbohydrates, proteins and fats they are going to consume,” the specialist remarked.

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