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Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents : Prevalence and Etiology - Luis A. Moreno Aznar

Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Prevalence and Etiology

By: Luis A. Moreno Aznar (Editor), Wolfgang Ahrens (Editor), Iris Pigeot (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th January 2011
ISBN: 9781441960382
Number Of Pages: 500

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Despite adults' best preventive efforts, childhood obesity is on the rise in most areas of the world, and with it the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and other formerly adult-onset conditions. Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents takes the global ecological approach that is needed to understand the scope of the problem and its multiple causes and mechanisms, and to aid in developing more effective prevention and intervention programs. In the book's first half, experts present a descriptive summary of youth obesity trends in ten world regions, broken down by age group, gender, socioeconomic status, and risk factors. Complementing these findings, part two reviews the evidence base regarding the variables, separately and in combination, having the most significant impact on young people's development of obesity, including:

* Genetic and nutrigenomic factors. * Environmental and psychosocial factors, such as family shopping and eating habits and access to healthful foods. * Neuroendocrine regulation. * Prenatal and neonatal factors (e.g., gestational diabetes of the mother). * Dietary factors, from nutrient content to young people's food preferences. * Physical activity versus sedentary behavior.

Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents is necessary reading for the range of professionals involved in curtailing this epidemic, including public health specialists, epidemiologists, pediatricians, nurses, nutritionists, psychologists, health educators, and policymakers.

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"This book brings a global focus to obesity in children and adolescents, a very important topic as the obesity problem reaches pandemic proportions. ... The book has appeal for a broad audience that includes both biology and epidemiology students, as well as medical students and practitioners. ... This is the first book that I have seen that focuses on obesity in children and adolescents. It is excellent and provides a great deal of value to the field." (Linda G. Snetselaar, Doody's Review Service, September, 2011)

Introductionp. 1
Ethics and Public Policyp. 7
Methodological Aspects for Childhood and Adolescence Obesity Epidemiologyp. 21
Descriptive Epidemiology
Childhood Obesity in the WHO European Regionp. 43
The Epidemiology of Childhood Obesity in Canada, Mexico and the United Statesp. 69
Epidemiology of Obesity in Children in South Americap. 95
Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Regionp. 111
Prevalence and Etiology: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Countriesp. 127
Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Japanp. 153
Social Epidemiology of Nutritional Burden Among Children and Adolescents in Indiap. 163
Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Chinap. 183
Epidemiology and Clinical Profile of Obesity in Children and Adolescents: South-East Asia and Singaporep. 195
Childhood Obesity: Prevalence Worldwide - Synthesis Part Ip. 219
Etiological Factors
Genetic Factorsp. 239
Genetics and Nutrigenomics of Obesityp. 253
Neuroendocrine Regulationp. 291
Perinatal and Infant Determinants of Obesityp. 311
Food Patterns and Nutrient Intake in Relation to Childhood Obesityp. 329
Physical Activity, Fitness and Fatness in Children and Adolescentsp. 347
Sedentary Behaviors and Obesity in Children and Adolescentsp. 367
Socio-Economic Status and Obesity in Childhoodp. 377
Environmental Factors: Opportunities and Barriers for Physical Activity, and Healthy Eatingp. 391
Psychosocial Aspects of Childhood Obesityp. 419
Consumer Behavior in Childhood Obesity Research and Policyp. 431
Eating Behavior and Weight in Childrenp. 455
Childhood Obesity: Etiology - Synthesis Part IIp. 483
Indexp. 493
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ISBN: 9781441960382
ISBN-10: 1441960384
Series: Springer Series on Epidemiology and Public Health
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 500
Published: 13th January 2011
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 1.11