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Childhood Obesity PreventionInternational Research, Controversies and Interventions$
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Jennifer A. O'Dea and Michael Eriksen

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199572915

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572915.001.0001

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Childhood obesity: Treatment or prevention?

Childhood obesity: Treatment or prevention?

Chapter 17 Childhood obesity: Treatment or prevention?
Childhood Obesity Prevention

Hammer Lawrence D.

Oxford University Press

Successful treatment of the obese child or adolescent offers one approach to preventing the long-term consequences of obesity. This chapter provides an overview of the co-morbidities of childhood obesity, the existing literature on treatment approaches, including the most recent recommendations of an Expert Panel regarding staged treatment, and the potential for reducing the prevalence and sequelae of obesity in adult life.

Keywords:   weight, overweight, obesity, children, adolescents, parents, mother, clinical, treatment, prevention

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