Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Lizel | 2012-02-02


Fat around chest and tummy

Dear Doctor,
My son is 10 years old. Skinny build and tall. The last few monthsI have noticed that he has a lot of fat (looks like cellulite) around his breast/chest area.

He has quite a normal diet. We eat chicken, fish with veg for dinner,and his lunchbox consists of sandwich, grapes, cereal or energy bar. He eats the occasional sweet or chocolate.

He drinks plenty of water.

Should i be concerned? Maybe for Cholesterol?

Thank you

Expert's Reply



This is unusual. 10 year old boys like to eat snacks. Make sure that your son is not buying chips and cold drinks at his school tuck shop.See that he exercises regularly. He should take part in sport as often as possible.Do not let him sit and watch TV or play on a computer after school until he has had plenty of exercise..

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