Physical activity, genetic, and nutritional considerations in childhood weight management.

  title={Physical activity, genetic, and nutritional considerations in childhood weight management.},
  author={O Bar-or and John P. Foreyt and Claude Bouchard and Kelly D. Brownell and William H. Dietz and Eric Ravussin and Arline D. Salbe and S Schwenger and Sachiko T St Jeor and Benjam{\'i}n Tor{\'u}n},
  journal={Medicine and science in sports and exercise},
  volume={30 1},
Almost one-quarter of U.S. children are now obese, a dramatic increase of over 20% in the past decade. It is intriguing that the increase in prevalence has been occurring while overall fat consumption has been declining. Body mass and composition are influenced by genetic factors, but the actual heritability of juvenile obesity is not known. A low physical activity (PA) is characteristic of obese children and adolescents, and it may be one cause of juvenile obesity. There is little evidence… CONTINUE READING


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