TITLE

Childhood obesity

AUTHOR(S)
McBride, Dulcie
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Practice Nurse;6/11/2010, Vol. 39 Issue 11, p40
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
51884776

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

 

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