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Child and adolescent obesity : causes and consequences, prevention and management / edited by Walter Burniat [and others].

Burniat, Walter, 1949- (Added Author).
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Subject: Obesity in children.
Obesity in adolescence.
Children > Nutrition.
Teenagers > Nutrition.
Reducing diets.
Obésité chez l'enfant.
Obésité chez l'adolescent.
Enfants > Alimentation.
Adolescents > Alimentation.
Régimes amaigrissants.
Obesity.
Child Nutrition.
Hyperphagia.
Physical Fitness.
Child.
Adolescent.
Genre: Electronic books.
Electronic book.

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  • ISBN: 0511066406
  • ISBN: 9780511066405
  • ISBN: 9780511060090
  • ISBN: 0511060092
  • ISBN: 0521652375
  • ISBN: 9780521652377
  • ISBN: 0511068530
  • ISBN: 9780511068539
  • ISBN: 9780511544675
  • ISBN: 0511544677
  • ISBN: 1280160101
  • ISBN: 9781280160103
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xx, 416 pages) : illustrations
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; Cambridge University Press, ©2002.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Contributors; Foreword; REFERENCES; Preface; 1 Measurement and definition; 2 Epidemiology; 3 Molecular and biological factors with emphasis on adipose tissue development; 4 Nutrition; 5 Physical activity; 6 Psychosocial factors; 7 Clinical features, adverse effects and outcome; 8 The obese adolescent; 9 Prader-Willi and other syndromes; 10 Hormonal and metabolic changes; 11 Risk of cardiovascular complications; 12 Prevention; 13 Home-based management; 14 Dietary management; 15 Management through activity; 16 Psychotherapy; 17 Drug therapy.
Summary: Aimed at doctors, and all health-care professionals, this book addresses the ever-increasing problem of obesity in children and adolescents, the long-term health and social problems that arise from this, and approaches to prevention and management.
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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