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Childhood obesity : prevention and treatment

Author: Jana Pařízková; Andrew P Hills
Publisher: Boca Raton, Fla. : CRC Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on obesity in children and focuses on the developmental aspects of obesity, especially on the influences and factors predisposing individuals to obesity from early periods of life.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jana Pařízková; Andrew P Hills
ISBN: 0849322537 9780849322532
OCLC Number: 56065028
Description: 522 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Geographical, historical, and epidemiological aspects --
Main factors associated with obesity in various periods of growth --
Physical characteristics of the obese child and adolescent --
Energy expenditure and physical activity --
Evaluation of functional status --
Food intake --
Biochemical characteristics --
Hormonal characteristics --
Psychosocial aspects of obesity --
Health problems --
Treatment and management --
Practical programs for weight management during the growing years --
Summary --
General conclusions and perspectives.
Responsibility: Jana Pařízková and Andrew P. Hills.
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