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

Reilly, John J (2006) Obesity in childhood and adolescence: evidence based clinical and public health perspectives. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 82 (969). pp. 429-437. ISSN 0032-5473

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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.

Item type: Article
ID code: 36170
Keywords: childhood obesity, child health, Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition , Child Health. Child health services, Medicine(all)
Subjects: Medicine > Public aspects of medicine > Personal health and hygiene, including exercise, nutrition
Medicine > Pediatrics > Child Health. Child health services
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Psychological Science and Health > Physical Activity for Health
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    Depositing user: Pure Administrator
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2011 16:13
    Last modified: 05 Sep 2014 14:01
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/36170

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