Obesity can lead to several comorbidities which can persist into adulthood potentially shortening the childs lifespan summary efforts should be focused primarily on reducing childhood and adolescent obesity and when indicated treating its sequela in effort to reduce future morbidity and mortality in this precious population. Purchase update in childhood and adolescent obesity an issue of pediatric clinics volume 58 6 1st edition print book isbn 9781455712304. Childhood obesity has acquired a status of public health significance because of its association with other comorbidities such as hypertension insulin resistance type 2 diabetes mellitus hyperlipidemia and liver and kidney disease35 the prevalence of hypertension in children and adolescents has shown an increase mainly because of increase in prevalence of childhood obesity as well as . Pediatric obesity is a peer reviewed monthly journal devoted to research into obesity and its co morbidities during neonatal development infancy childhood and adolescence we are interested in papers that cover the broad spectrum of issues related to pediatric obesity including the following categories treatment prevention epidemiology and global prevalence measurement assessment . Ty jour t1 childhood and adolescent obesity t2 prevalence and significance au styne dennis m py 2001 y1 2001 n2 the prevalence of children and adolescents with body mass index bmi of greater than 95th percentile has doubled in the last 2 decades present prevalence is 109 and there is a 50 increase in the prevalence of those with a bmi greater than 85th percentile
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