Childhood Obesity: Prevention, Risk Factors and Management

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Raphael Franklin (Editor)

Series: New Developments in Medical Research
BISAC: MED069000

In this compilation, risk factors such as diet and lifestyle behaviours associated with the inflammatory state occurring in obesity are reviewed, from the prenatal and early postnatal stages to childhood and adolescence.

In the United States, childhood obesity is a serious problem that puts children and adolescents at risk for poor health. For children and adolescents ages 2 to 19, the prevalence of obesity is 18.5%.

The authors analyze the changes in four nutritional indexes: body mass index (BMI), waist-height ratio (WtHR), fat mass index (FMI) and fat-free mass index (FFMI) in a group of obese adolescents enrolled in an extensive combined intervention to reduce excess body fat.
(Imprint: Nova Medicine and Health)

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Preface

Chapter 1. Early Life Risk Factors Associated with Inflammation and Obesity Development
(P. Argente-Arizón, E. M. González-Gil, A. I. Rupérez, C. M. Aguilera and L .A. Moreno, Growth, Exercise, NUtrition and Development Research Group, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain, and others)

Chapter 2. Childhood Obesity, Its Prevalence and Health Impact on Children and Adolescents in Orange County, California, US
(Alexander Woodman, PhD, School of Health and Society, University of Salford, Manchester, England)

Chapter 3. Application of Combined and Long-Term Strategies for the Reduction of Excess Body Fat in Obese Adolescents
(Teodoro Durá-Travé, MD, Fidel Gallinas-Victoriano, MD, Paula Moreno-González, MD, María Malumbres-Chacón, MD, Sara Berrade-Zubiri, MD, and María Chueca-Guindulain, MD, Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, and others)

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