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Childhood Obesity. ABC of obesity

Reilly, John J and Wilson, D. (2006) Childhood Obesity. ABC of obesity. British Medical Journal, 333. pp. 1207-1210. ISSN 0959-8138

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Abstract

Obesity, an excessive body fat content with increased risk of morbidity, has become increasingly common in children and adolescents. Confusion exists, however, over basic questions such as whether paediatric obesity matters, how to diagnose it, and whether it should be treated (and if so, how best to do this). Doctors in many fields need a better understanding of these issues.