Conference Proceedings

The prognosis in childhood obesity

MA Sabin, EC Crowne, JPH Shield

Current Paediatrics | Published : 2004

Abstract

Childhood obesity is increasing throughout the world. It is associated with a wide spectrum of complications that may affect short- and long-term physical and mental health. With no proven effective prevention or treatment strategies available, there are increasing numbers of obese children who face a significant risk of developing Type II diabetes and/or cardiovascular disease as well as many other medical complications. Furthermore, the social implications of such a high prevalence of childhood obesity cannot be underestimated. Time will tell whether we are able to change a situation such as this, requiring a focussed and co-operative approach from many organisations, before the children o..

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