Obesity in childhood and adolescence: evidence based clinical and public health perspectives

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Abstract

A global epidemic of paediatric obesity occurred in recent years, and prevalence of obesity is continuing to rise. In the developed world obesity is now the most common disease of childhood and adolescence. Paediatric obesity is not a cosmetic issue, being associated with a significant burden of ill health both for obese children and for adults who were obese as children. Health professionals tend to underestimate the impact of paediatric obesity, and lack the skills, knowledge, and time to treat it effectively. This short review aims to summarise recent systematic reviews on the origins, consequences, prevention, and treatment of paediatric obesity.
LanguageEnglish
Pages429-437
Number of pages9
JournalPostgraduate Medical Journal
Volume82
Issue number969
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2006

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  • childhood obesity
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