Societal solutions to childhood origins of coronary artery disease.

Abstract

Childhood obesity and associated risks result in premature cardiovascular damage and disease with a consequent, large burden to society. There are causes for childhood obesity that are rooted in the socioeconomic milieu. Interventions that are population-based, and aimed towards prevention as opposed to treatment, are likely to be most effective in curtailing childhood obesity. Reforms to federal and state managed social welfare programs provide a compelling opportunity to affect the course and consequences of childhood obesity.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tem.2012.10.001

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@article{Doss2013SocietalST, title={Societal solutions to childhood origins of coronary artery disease.}, author={Heather Doss and Natalie Jayaram and Geetha Raghuveer}, journal={Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM}, year={2013}, volume={24 1}, pages={1-3} }