Berk5 - Berk, Chapter 5 Continued 6) How much of a...

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Berk, Chapter 5 Continued 6) How much of a correlation exists between fatness in infancy and obesity at older ages and which variables seem to be related. - Recent evidence indicates a strengthening relationship between rapid weight gain in infancy and obesity at older ages Trend might be due to growing number of overweight adult who promote unhealthful eating habits in children - Physical exercise is another safeguard. - Teach them to prefer nutritious foods, not foods loaded with sugars, salts, and fats 7) What are some of the physical and mental effects of malnutrition? - PHYSICAL: Belly enlargement, feel swelling, hair falling out, rashes, smaller in all body dimensions - When diets improve, they are at risk for excessive weight gain. - Fail to catch up in head size - MENTAL: Disrupt appetite control centers in the brain, causing the child to overeat when food becomes plentiful. - Interfere with growth of neural fibers and myelination permanent loss in brain weight - Display intense stress response to fear-arousing siuations 1) Marasmus : Wasted condition of the body caused by a diet low in all essential nutrients. 2) Kwashiorkori : Caused by an unbalanced diet very low in protein. Get calories from starchy foods, but protein resources are scarce. 8) What is nonorganic failure to thrive?
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