Childhood Obesity Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition summarizes the latest scientific knowledge on obesity in children. This edition focuses on the developmental aspects of obesity, especially on the influences and factors predisposing individuals to obesity from early periods of life. This new body of knowledge stems from both basic
Preface. 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. Physiological Aspects. Health Problems. Treatment and Management. Practical Programs for Weight Management During the Growing Years. Summary. General Conclusions and Perspectives.