Childhood Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome

Dennis J. Chia, Bruce A. Boston

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The current epidemic of obesity reflects environmental changes that have an impact on a genetically susceptible population. The scope of obesity and its associated comorbidities warrants its position among the most crucial global public health problems faced today. Society has gained better appreciation for the significance of this problem yet still has much to learn regarding how best to address the obesity crisis. Although strategies for treating individuals who have weight problems successfully continue to evolve, the most profound impacts ultimately will arise from societal changes dictating that all individuals strive to adopt a healthy lifestyle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-53
Number of pages31
JournalAdvances in Pediatrics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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