Update in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781455712304

Update in Childhood and Adolescent Obesity, An Issue of Pediatric Clinics, Volume 58-6

1st Edition

Authors: Miriam Vos Sarah Barlow
Hardcover ISBN: 9781455712304
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 13th December 2011

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Drs. Vos and Barlow have assembled an impressive list of authors to provide a very comprehensive review of the current status and challenges facing the treatment of pediatric obesity. The issue begins with a look at the prevalence and etiology of childhood obesity.  Next, comorbidities are discussed, such as diabetes, dyslipidemia, NAFLD, sleep, and psychologic complications. The remainder of the issue focuses on prevention and therapies, including portion size, increased consumption of vegetables, the role of sugar in obesity, the effect of artificial sweetners, the role of dietary fats, physical activity and obesity, and the effect of social media, texting, or any “screen time” on obesity. The issue concludes with an important article devoted to policies to support the prevention of obesity.


© Saunders 2011
13th December 2011
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About the Authors

Miriam Vos

Affiliations and Expertise

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Emory University Research Program Director, Child Wellness Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, GA

Sarah Barlow

Affiliations and Expertise

Texas Children's Hospital