Childhood obesity : causes, consequences, and intervention approaches / edited by Michael I. Goran.

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  • Boca Raton : CRC Press/Taylor & Francis Group, [2017]
  • ©2017
1 online resource (xxii, 502 pages) : illustrations


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"Childhood obesity has reached epidemic proportions in the United States and continues to increase in prevalence in almost all countries in which it has been studied, including developed and developing countries around the globe. The causes of obesity are complex and multi-factorial. Childhood obesity becomes a life-long problem in most cases and is associated with long term chronic disease risk for a variety of diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, as well as psychosocial as issues and obesity seems to affect almost every organ system in the body. In recent years there has been tremendous progress in the understanding of this problem and in strategies for prevention and treatment in the pediatric years. Childhood Obesity: Causes, Consequences, and Intervention Approaches presents current reviews on the complex problem of obesity from the multi-level causes throughout early life before adulthood and the implications for this for long-term disease risk. It reviews numerous types of strategies that have been used to address this issue from conventional clinical management to global policy strategies attempting to modify the global landscape of food, nutrition, and physical activity. Each chapter is written by a global authority in his or her respective field with a focus on reviewing the current status and recent developments. The book features information on contributing factors to obesity, including developmental origins, social/family, birth cohort studies, influence of ethnicity, and global perspectives. It takes a life-course approach to the subject matter and includes exhaustive treatment of contributing factors to childhood obesity, such as assessment, environmental factors, nutrition and dietary factors, host factors, interventions and treatment, consequences, and further action for future prevention. This broad range of topics relevant to the rapidly changing field of childhood obesity is suitable for students, health care professionals, physicians, and researchers"--Publisher's description.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Description based on online resource; title from electronic title page (Taylor and Francis, viewed April 17, 2018).
  • Section 1: Epidemiology of childhood obesity in different populations. Epidemiology of childhood obesity and associated risk factors: an overview
  • Racial and ethnic disparities in prevalence of and risk factors for childhood obesity
  • Global perspectives of childhood obesity: prevalence, contributing factors, and prevention
  • Economic considerations in childhood obesity
  • Assessment of body composition and fat distribution in infants, children, and adolescents
  • Section II: Nutritional factors contributing to childhood obesity. The influence of daily eating patterns on weight status: a review of the evidence on breakfast consumption, snacking, and eating frequency
  • Portion sizes in childhood obesity
  • Role of satiety responsiveness in childhood obesity
  • Food reward and appetite regulation in children
  • Food reinforcement and childhood obesity
  • Breast-feeding and infant obesity
  • Section III: Individual and environmental factors contributing to and/or associated with childhood obesity. Prenatal risk factors for childhood obesity
  • Genetics of childhood obesity
  • Childhood obesity: epigenetic factors
  • Parent- and family-level factors associated with childhood obesity
  • Social networks and childhood obesity
  • The influence of stress on obesity development in children
  • Early toxicant exposures and the development of obesity in childhood
  • Impact of environmental obesogens: focus on mechanisms linking to childhood obesity
  • Potential role of the microbiome in the development of childhood obesity
  • Adiopse tissue development
  • Section IV: Behavioral and metabolic consequences of childhood obesity. Self-esteem and health-related quality of life in childhood obesity
  • Childhood obesity: implications for neurocognitive functioning
  • Insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes in pediatric populations
  • Childhood obesity and cardiovascular risk
  • Pediatric nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: recent advances in diagnostics and emerging therapeutics
  • Sleep outcomes and childhood obesity
  • Section V: Treatment and prevention of childhood obesity. Family-based behavioral treatment for childhood obesity
  • Advances in pharmacological treatment of pediatric obesity
  • Surgical treatment of adolescent obesity
  • Physical activity interventions for treatment and prevention of childhood obesity
  • Life course approach to the prevention of childhood obesity
  • Early-life interventions for childhood obesity prevention
  • Home/family-based strategies for prevention of obesity in infancy and early childhood
  • Community and school-based interventions for childhood obesity
  • Targeting reduction in consumption of added sugars for addressing childhood obesity: translating research to clinical practice
  • Lifestyle interventions of the prevention of type 2 diabetes in obese children and youth
  • Use of mobile health strategies for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity
  • Complementary and integrative health strategies for addressing childhood obesity
  • Section VI: Public health and policy based interventions. Advertising and marketing issues relevant to childhood obesity
  • Connecting the dots: translating systems thinking into innovative solutions for childhood obesity
  • Food policy for childhood obesity prevention: a global perspective.
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