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David Crawford, Robert W. Jeffery, Kylie Ball, and Johannes Brug

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199571512

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199571512.001.0001

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Physical health consequences of child and adolescent obesity

Physical health consequences of child and adolescent obesity

(p.27) Chapter 3 Physical health consequences of child and adolescent obesity
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The aims of this chapter are as follows: to summarize evidence on the principal health consequences of child and adolescent obesity, in the short term (for the obese child/adolescent) and in the long term (for the adult who was obese as a child or adolescent); to distinguish between the well-established health consequences — derived largely from older evidence that had been reviewed systematically — and the emerging adverse consequences identified from more recent studies. The chapter also shows that evidence on the long-term effect of child and adolescent obesity has been increasing: nine new studies are summarized that tested for associations between child or adolescent obesity and adult risk of morbidity or premature mortality.

Keywords:   child obesity, adolescent obesity, health impact, morbidity, premature mortality

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