Child and adolescent obesity in the 21st century: an Australian perspective.

@article{Baur2002ChildAA,
  title={Child and adolescent obesity in the 21st century: an Australian perspective.},
  author={Louise A. Baur},
  journal={Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2002},
  volume={11 Suppl 3},
  pages={S524-8}
}
  • Louise A. Baur
  • Published 2002 in Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition
The early 21st century has seen the development of a global epidemic of obesity in both developed and developing countries. In Australia at least one in five children and adolescents are overweight or obese, with rapid rises in prevalence apparently continuing. Similar trends are seen in other countries. Child and adolescent obesity is associated with both immediate and long-term medical and psychosocial problems, including a clustering of risk factors for the development of cardiovascular… CONTINUE READING

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