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Childhood Obesity

Edited by Sevil Ari Yuca

İstinye University

This book aims to provide readers with a general as well as an advanced overview of the key trends in childhood obesity. Obesity is an illness that occurs due to a combination of genetic, environmental, psychosocial, metabolic and hormonal factors. The prevalence of obesity has shown a great rise both in adults and children in the last 30 years. It is known that one third of children who are obese in childhood and 80% of adolescents who are obese in their adolescent years continue to be obese later in life. Obesity is an important risk factor in serious illnesses such as heart disease, hyperlipidemia, hyperinsulinemia, hypertension and early atherosclerosis.

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Childhood ObesityEdited by Sevil Ari Yuca

Published: March 28th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1151

ISBN: 978-953-51-0374-5

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6924-6

Copyright year: 2012

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31481 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

9 Web of Science Citations

13 Dimensions Citations


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1. Epidemiological and Clinical Aspects in a Developing Country

By Ana Mayra Andrade de Oliveira


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2. Early Infant Feeding Influences and Weight of Children

By Elizabeth Reifsnider and Elnora Mendias


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3. Can Breastfeeding Reduce the Risk of Childhood Obesity?

By Laurie Twells, Leigh Anne Newhook and Valerie Ludlow


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4. Waist Circumference in Children and Adolescents from Different Ethnicities

By Peter Schwandt and Gerda-Maria Haas


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5. Critical Periods for the Development of Obesity

By C. Campoy, T. Anjos and E. Martín-Bautista


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6. Childhood Inmigration and Obesity - An Emerging Problem

By I. Díez López and M. Carranza Ferrer


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7. Comorbidities of Childhood Obesity

By Ambar Banerjee and Dara P. Schuster


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8. Behavioral and Psychosocial Factors in Childhood Obesity

By Fernando L. Vazquez and Angela Torres


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9. Obesity and Quality of Life in Communities of Diverse Ethnicity and Low Socioeconomics

By Joan Griffith


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10. Childhood Obesity: The Need for Practice Based Solutions - A South African Perspective

By A.E. Pienaar and G.L. Strydom


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11. "Jugando a Ganar Salud" ("Playing to Gain Health"): A Summer-Vacation Physical Activity and Correct Eating Workshop for School-Aged Children - A Pilot Study

By Karime Haua-Navarro, Luz Irene Moreno-Landa, Marcela Pérez-Rodríguez, Guillermo Meléndez and Ana Bertha Pérez-Lizaur


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