Childhood obesity

McBride, Dulcie
June 2010
Practice Nurse;6/11/2010, Vol. 39 Issue 11, p40
Academic Journal
The article offers information on childhood obesity. High risks of hyperlipidaemia, hypertension, insulin resistance and abnormal glucose tolerance are expected from children and adolescents who are obese. Several health risks of adult obesity are heart disease, diabetes, cancer and orthopedic problems. The trends in childhood overweight and obesity in Great Britain are described. The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) for England was introduced in 2005 to monitor childhood obesity within the country.

Tags: OBESITY in children;  HYPERLIPIDEMIA;  HYPERTENSION;  INSULIN resistance;  DISEASES -- Risk factors


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