What is Childhood Obesity?
These are just numbers. More important is for parents to realize and protect their child from being unnecessarily malnourished. Yes, over nourishment is also a form of malnourishment. Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cholesterol, asthma and orthopedic problems at a younger age whether or not obesity persists into adulthood. Obesity most commonly begins in childhood between the ages of five and six, and increases during adolescence. Studies show that a child who is obese and between the ages of 10 and 13, has an 80 percent chance of becoming an obese adult. Studies indicate that pediatric obesity is the result of persistent adverse changes in food intake, lifestyle, and energy expenditure.
Latest Publications and Research on Childhood ObesityAdipocytes Cause Leukemia Cell Resistance to L-Asparaginase via Release of Glutamine. - Published by PubMed
Private Governance, Public Purpose? Assessing Transparency and Accountability in Self-Regulation of Food Advertising to Children. - Published by PubMed
The Controversy Over Pediatric Bariatric Surgery : An Explorative Study on Attitudes and Normative Beliefs of Specialists, Parents, and Adolescents With Obesity. - Published by PubMed
Targeting childhood obesity in schools: an examination of the stability and utility of the Value Added Index. - Published by PubMed
Parent Perceptions of Neighborhood Safety and Children's Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Obesity: Evidence from a National Longitudinal Study. - Published by PubMed