n South African Medical Journal - Obesity in childhood and adolescence : editorial
|Article Title||Obesity in childhood and adolescence : editorial|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||May 2012|
Obesity rates among children and adolescents have reached epidemic proportions in both industrialised and developing countries, with an estimated 1 out of every 5 youngsters suffering from obesity at a BMI above 30. Childhood obesity is a strong predictor of adult obesity, and very difficult to treat once established.
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