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Childhood Obesity

From Basic Knowledge to Effective Prevention

  • 1st Edition - September 1, 2024
  • Editor: Luis Moreno
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 9 7 5 - 7
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 4 4 3 - 2 1 9 7 4 - 0

Childhood Obesity: From Basic Knowledge to Effective Prevention brings together field experts, taking a multifactorial approach to understand the scope and various causes of the is… Read more

Childhood Obesity

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Childhood Obesity: From Basic Knowledge to Effective Prevention brings together field experts, taking a multifactorial approach to understand the scope and various causes of the issue and offer the latest in treatment and prevention strategies and resources. Beginning with basic concepts and definitions, chapters progress to cover worldwide prevalence and trends, genetic and epigenetic origins, metabolic programming, and neuroendocrine control of appetite and satiety. Further, this book examines social determinants and lifestyle behaviors contributing to risk factors as well as complications associated with childhood obesity.

Final chapters discuss multidisciplinary treatment, strategies for prevention, and current worldwide policies aimed to address obesity in children. This fundamental reference is a vital resource for both researchers and practicing clinicians in pediatric medicine.