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Prevalence and causes of childhood obesity

Reilly, John J (2006) Prevalence and causes of childhood obesity. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources.

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Abstract

The recent epidemic of childhood obesity has raised concern because of the possible clinical and public health consequences. However, there remains a widespread perception among health professionals that childhood obesity is a largely cosmetic problem, with minor clinical effects.