Childhood Obesity: Causes, Management and Challenges


Callum G. Jackson (Editor)

Series: Children’s Issues, Laws and Programs
BISAC: HEA046000

In this book, the authors present current research in the study of the causes, management and challenges in childhood obesity. Topics discussed include the genomics of childhood obesity and obesity-related disorders; the cardiometabolic impact of childhood obesity and the potential role of exercise; contributory influences promoting childhood adiposity in a Mediterranean island population; and an observation of obesity and mental health in the young. (Imprint: Novinka )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Genomics of Childhood Obesity and Obesity-Related Disorders
(Merlin G. Butler, Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Pediatrics, Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, USA)

Cardiometabolic Impact of Childhood Obesity and the Potential Role of Exercise
(Monica T. Marin, Kyle L. Sunderland, Paul Dasari, Kevin R. Short, Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, and others)

Contributory Influences Promoting Childhood Adiposity in a Mediterranean Island Population
(S. Savona-Ventura, C. Scerri, C. Savona-Ventura, Department of Education, University of Malta, Malta, and others)

Childhood Obesity
(Ibrahim Elbayoumy, Ports and Borders Health Division Shaab, Kuwait)

Obesity and Mental Health in the Young: A Two-Way Street?
(Valsamma Eapen, Mukesh Prabhuswamy, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry, South West Sydney (AUCS), ICAMHS, Sydney South West Area Health Service, Liverpool, NSW, Australia, and others)


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