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Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity

Current Status, Consequences and Prevention

Understanding the complex factors contributing to the growing childhood obesity epidemic is vital not only for the improved health of the world's future generations, but for the healthcare system. The impact of childhood obesity reaches beyond the individual family and into the public arenas of social systems and government policy and programs. Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity explores these with an approach that considers the current state of childhood obesity around the world as well as future projections, the most highly cited factors contributing to childhood obesity, what it means for the future both for children and society, and suggestions for steps to address and potentially prevent childhood obesity.

Nutritionists, Dieticians, Clinicians dealing with a broad range of factors that attribute to childhood obesity and health

Hardbound, 536 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374995-6


  • Preface

    Section I: Epidemiology and Prevalence

      1.Children Obesity: From a Pediatriacian’s Viewpoint

        2. Salient Features on Children Obesity from the Viewpoint of Nutritionists

          3. Developmental Trajectories of Weight Status in Childhood and Adolescence

            4. The Measurement and Epidemiology of Childhood Obesity

            5. Good Enough Parenting, Self Regulation and the Management of Weight-Related Problems

              6. Nursing Perspective on Childhood Obesity

              7. Contemporary Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Patterns in US Childhood Obesity

                8. Prediabetes among obese youth

                9. Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: An Emerging Epidemic Among Obese Youth

                  10. Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in US Youth

                  Section II: Pathophysiology

                    11. Emerging Pathways to Child Obesity Starts from the Mother’s Womb: A Prospective View

                      12. The Social, Cultural and Familial Contexts Contributing to Childhood Obesity

                        13. Cardiovascular Risk Clustering in Obese Children

                        14. A Link between Maternal and Childhood Obesity

                        15. Is Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Obesity Linked to Child Mental Health?

                        16. Sleep and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

                          17. Cellular remodelling during the growth of the adipose tissue

                            18. Children Obesity, Glucose Tolerance, Ghrelin and Prader Willi Syndrome

                            19. Insulin Resistance and Glucose Metabolism in Childhood Obesity

                              20. Insulin Resistance in Pediatric Obesity – Physiological Effects and Possible Diet Treatment

                                21. Role of Fatty Liver Disease in Childhood Obesity

                                Section III: Psychological and Behavioral Factors

                                  22. An Overview of Psychological Symptoms in Obese Children

                                  23. Childhood obesity: Depression, anxiety and recommended therapeutic strategies

                                  24. The Emotional Impact of Obesity on Children

                                  25. Psychiatric Illness, Psychotropic Medication and Childhood Obesity

                                  Section IV: Consequences

                                    26. Childhood Obesity: Public Health Impact and Policy Responses

                                    27. Childhood Obesity and Juvenile Diabetes

                                    28. Bone Health in Obesity and the Cross Talk between Fat and Bone

                                    Section V: Prevention and Treatment         

                                      29. A Community-Level Perspective for Childhood Obesity Prevention

                                        30. School-Based Physical Activity and Nutrition Curriculum in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity

                                        31. School-Based Obesity Prevention Interventions Show Promising Improvements in the Health and Academic Achievements among Ethnically-Diverse Young Children

                                          32. School and Community Based Physical Education and Healthy Active Living Programs: Holistic Practices in Hong Kong. Singapore and the USA

                                            33. Schools as *Laboratories* for Obesity Prevention: Proven Effective Models

                                            34. Fitness and Fatness in Childhood Obesity: Implications of Physical Activity

                                              35. Pharmacotherapy in Childhood Obesity

                                              36. Beverage Interventions to Prevent Child Obesity

                                              37. Psychotherapy as an Intervention for Child Obesity

                                              38. Childhood obesity: Psychological correlates and recommended therapeutic strategies

                                              39. Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity

                                              40. The Role of Arginine for Treating Obese Youth

                                                41. Prevention of Childhood Obesity by Natural Products

                                                Section VI: Commentary and Recommendations

                                                  42. The Role of United States’ Law to Prevent and Control Childhood Obesity

                                                  43. Childhood Obesity as an Amplifier of Societal Inequality in the United States

                                                  44. Child Obesity, Food Choice and Market Influence

                                                  45. The Role of Media in Childhood Obesity

                                                  46. Evaluation and Management of Childhood Obesity in Primary Care Settings

                                                  47. The Future Directions of Children Obesity and Clinical Management


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