oa South African Family Practice - Childhood obesity : review article

Volume 46, Issue 6
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



Extracted from text ... SA Fam Pract 2004;46(6) 16 Childhood Obesity Van der Merwe M-T, MBChB, FCP(SA), PhD Professor of Endocrinology, Senior Consultant Physician Endocrinologist, Department of Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Johannesburg Hospital, Honorary Secretary, International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO) Correspondence: Tel: +27 (0)11 484 1323, Fax: +27 (0)11 643 5139, e-mail: tessavdm@iafrica.com (SA Fam Pract 2004;46(6): 16-19) Introduction Childhood obesity has been identified as a major threat to children's health worldwide.1 The prevalence of obesity in children between the ages of 6 and 17 years is currently estimated at approximately 11% (BMI > 95% percentile), with an additional 14% overweight ..

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