About the book
Pediatric obesity is one of the most common nutritional disorder all over the world, especially in developed countries. It is a complex disorder predisposing children to many metabolic problems like Diabetes Mellitus, hyperlipedmia and chronic liver and kidney diseases. Additionally, obese child is more likely to become an obese adult. The majority of the cases are idiopathic, and less than 10% are due to genetic or endocrine disorders. The scope of this book cover different aspects of pediatric obesity including definitions and the value of using body mass index and waist circumference in the diagnosis, familial and genetic causes of obesity, the role of television watching and internet addiction as a risk factors for childhood obesity, and the associated major comorbidities especially metabolic syndrome. Special emphasis is given to therapeutic aspects of childhood obesity, and the role of drugs and surgery will be covered. Strategies for prevention of pediatric obesity also will be discussed.