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The issue that the medical world has been focusing on the most recently is the increasing obesity rate in children. Giving information about the damage that obesity, which has become an important problem of Turkey, will create in children, Turkey Medicals member hospital Doctor listed the steps that can be a guide for parents.

Compared to 10 years ago, children with an ‘overweight problem’ are more common, Dr. he explained how obesity impairs the health of children and gave information about the precautions that should be taken.

What are the dangers that await obese children?

Expressing that obesity damages all organs, Dr. “Remember that our children also have a heart, vessels, kidneys, eyes, pancreas, thyroid, joints. As obesity damages these organs in adults, our children’s heart, vascular system, pies, eyes, pancreas, thyroid and joints located in the knee and spine begin to suffer and get sick in the same way.

What are the health problems that obesity will cause in children?

As with the older ones, heart, circulatory system diseases, eye blood pressure, type 2 diabetes due to fatigue of the pancreas, kidney failure, joint damage begin. In fact, we allow many diseases to start in our children, which we can prevent with very simple planning, and we are waiting desperately,”he said.

Dr. he listed the 10 rules of obesity prevention as follows:

1- If you have a child with weight problems, we should not start by criticizing him during this period. Make sure that what you do during this period is not related to his weight. Follow all the rules yourself!

2- Even if they are on vacation, go to bed early and let them sleep during the renovation period as their bodies will do between 23:00 and 02:00 at night. In order for the hormones secreted for restructuring and growth to function in these time zones, the body needs to be in a sleep state. Follow the same rules during this period

3- A child who has gone to bed early will be able to get up early after an 8-hour sleep and rest period. Therefore, even if the child is on vacation, make sure that he gets up on time. The more we benefit from daylight, the healthier we will be. An early breakfast prevents unnecessary snacks during the day because we eat early, and we start storing energy early so that we can be done at night.

4- We must ensure that he eats nutritious breakfasts in the morning for breakfast. He should eat what you suggest, not what he wants. First of all, you need to remove from your table breakfast cereals, honey and jams, white and whole wheat bread. Olives, various types of cheese, greens, eggs, nuts walnuts or almonds are what should be on your table. In very little it can be bagels, sourdough bread, a beautiful homemade pastry. Make sure that he eats a wide variety of food while eating, just don’t let him eat pies and get up. As a drink, give preference to such nutritious drinks as freshly squeezed juice, milk, buttermilk.

Dr. he sorted out what should not be on the breakfast table.

5- It is recommend drinking water between meals and follow up.

6- Make sure that he does not sit at the computer or in front of the TV all day.

7- Try to make him like pot dishes at lunch, be sure to have a dish with a little meat, there may be a dish cooked with olive oil next to it. Encourage yourself to eat yogurt at every meal. He can also eat fruit if he wants for morning and noon meals.

8- Accustom him to always eat at the table, warn him not to eat anything other than the table.

9- Start your dinner by waiting to get hungry. If he is not hungry yet, don’t sit him down at the table to eat early so that both lunch is digested better and he handles it with less food in the evening. Have him drink soup before dinner.

10- Start a probiotic drug that you can use in consultation with your doctor. Thus, the digestive system works much better.

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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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