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Global perspectives on childhood obesity : current status, consequences and prevention

Author: Debasis Bagchi
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Academic Press/Elsevier, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Understanding the complex factors contributing to the growing childhood obesity epidemic is vital not only for the improved health of the world's future generations, but for the healthcare system. The impact of childhood obesity reaches beyond the individual family and into the public arenas of social systems and government policy and programs. Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity explores these with an approach  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Debasis Bagchi
ISBN: 9780123749956 0123749956
OCLC Number: 645697694
Description: xi, 521 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Section I: Epidemiology and Prevalence --
Pathophysiology --
Psychological and Behavioral Factors --
Consequences --
Prevention and Treatment --
Commentary and Recommendations.
Responsibility: edited by Debasis Bagchi.

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Understanding the complex factors contributing to the growing childhood obesity epidemic is vital not only for the improved health of the world's future generations, but for the healthcare system.  Read more...

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