Modifiable risk factors for overweight and obesity in children and adolescents from Saeo Paulo, Brazil

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p585
Academic Journal
The article informs on a research that studies the problem of overweight and obesity in children in São Paulo, Brazil and determines that factor that increases obesity in young adults. The study was conducted on 3397 children and young adults from 22 school in Brazil and they were classified on the basis of normal weight, over weight and obesity. It was found that the obesity levels in Brazil has reached to that of developed countries and chief reason being high calorie fast foods.


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