Obesity in children and young people: a crisis in public health.

  title={Obesity in children and young people: a crisis in public health.},
  author={Tim Lobstein and Louise A. Baur and Ricardo Uauy},
  journal={Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  volume={5 Suppl 1},
Ten per cent of the world’s school-aged children are estimated to be carrying excess body fat (Fig. 1), with an increased risk for developing chronic disease. Of these overweight children, a quarter are obese, with a significant likelihood of some having multiple risk factors for type 2 diabetes, heart disease and a variety of other co-morbidities before or during early adulthood. The prevalence of overweight is dramatically higher in economically developed regions, but is rising significantly… CONTINUE READING
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