Identification of obesity and cardiovascular risk factors in childhood and adolescence

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Abstract

Obesity in the child and adolescent population is a growing problem. This article discusses the identification of obesity and overweight youth using body mass index and anthropometry and reviews literature to show the relationship between obesity and premature cardiovascular disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-171
Number of pages19
JournalPediatric Clinics of North America
Volume61
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2014

Keywords

  • Adolescence
  • Cardiovascular
  • Childhood
  • Obesity
  • Risk factors

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