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Editors: Carol M. Segel
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At the beginning of the third millennium, a rising prevalence of overweight and obese children and adolescents were seen in developed as well as developing and threshold countries. According to the WHO, overweight or obesity affects one in ten children or adolescents worldwide. This tendency is a dramatic one because childhood obesity is not only an aesthetic problem which may result in social stigmatization of affected children, but childhood obesity is a multisystem disease with potentially devastating consequences. As with obesity in adults, childhood obesity is acknowledged to be one of the most important risk factors for hypertension and diabetes during childhood and later in life. This book presents current research in the study of childhood obesity, including physical activity promotion programs to thwart childhood obesity; physiological and psychosocial risk factors in childhood obesity; and the ethnic differences in pediatric obesity and metabolic syndrome. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

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Chapter 1 - The Importance of Physical Activity in a Lofty Pediatric Obesity Context pp. 1-22
Authors / Editors: (Benjamin C. Guinhouya, Institute of Engineering in Health of Lille, EA 2694: Laboratory of Public Health, University of Lille , France)

Chapter 2 - Contribution of Physiological and Psychosocial Risk Factors Combined with Sedentary Lifestyles to Overweight and Obesity: Prospects for Prevention pp. 23-40
Authors / Editors: (Pouran D. Faghri, Cynthia Adams, Lindsey Ferrero, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Connecticut)

Chapter 3 - The Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity and Related Metabolic Abnormalities among Children and Adolescents in China pp. 41-58
Authors / Editors: (Zhijie Yu, Gang Hu, Xilin Yang, Key Laboratory of Nutrition and Metabolism, Institute for Nutritional Sciences, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China, and others)

Chapter 4 - Ethnic Differences in Pediatric Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome pp. 59-76
Authors / Editors: (Zeena Salman, Mark D. DeBoer, Department of Pediatrics, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia)

Chapter 5 - Migrant Status - An Important Risk Factor for Developing Obesity during Childhood pp. 77-92
Authors / Editors: (Sylvia Kirchengast, Department for Anthropology, University of Vienna, Austria)

Chapter 6 - Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles to Prevent Obesity in School Children pp. 93-104
Authors / Editors: (Elena Centis, Rebecca Marzocchi, Giulio Marchesini, for the “GB Croce” School of Health Promotion, Unit of Metabolic Diseases & Clinical Dietetics, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy)

Chapter 7 - Using Real-Time Data Capture Methods to Investigate Children's Physical Activity and Eating Behaviors pp. 105-114
Authors / Editors: (Genevieve Fridlund Dunton, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, USA)

Chapter 8 - Effects of Schoolyard’s Attributes on Childhood Obesity pp. 115-124
Authors / Editors: (Isabel Mourão-Carvalhal, Eduarda Coelho, University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro, CIDESD, Vila Real, Portugal)
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Chapter 9 - A Gender-Structured Random Model for Understanding Adulthood Obesity pp. 125-134
Authors / Editors: (Francisco J. Santonja, Rafael J. Villanueva, Lucas Jodar, Departamento de Estadistica e Investigacion Operativa, Universidad de Valencia, Valencia, Spain, and others)

Chapter 10 - Does This Study Inform Policy?: Examination of Leading Childhood Obesity Journals’ Instructions to Authors Regarding Policy-Related Research and Implications pp. 135-152
Authors / Editors: (Sheila Fleischhacker, Kelly R. Evenson, Puneet Singh, Daniel A. Rodriguez, Alice Ammerman, Department of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and others)
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Chapter 11 - Nutrition Education in School-Based Childhood and Adolescent Obesity Prevention Programs pp. 153-172
Authors / Editors: (Melinda J. Ickes, Manoj Sharma, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, and others)

Chapter 12 - Child Obesity in Global Perspective: Emergent Risks Related to Social Status, Urbanism, and Poverty pp. 173-192
Authors / Editors: (Alexandra Brewis, Mary C. Meyer, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA, and others)

   Series:
      Public Health in the 21st Century
      Metabolic Diseases - Laboratory and Clinical Research
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2011
   Pages: 204.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-61761-982-3
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