Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Prevalence and Etiology


ISBN: 978-1-4419-6038-2 (Print) 978-1-4419-6039-9 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-6


  3. Chapter

    Pages 7-20

    Ethics and Public Policy

  4. Chapter

    Pages 21-40

    Methodological Aspects for Childhood and Adolescence Obesity Epidemiology

  5. Descriptive Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 41-41

    2. Chapter

      Pages 43-68

      Childhood Obesity in the WHO European Region

    3. Chapter

      Pages 69-93

      The Epidemiology of Childhood Obesity in Canada, Mexico and the United States

    4. Chapter

      Pages 95-110

      Epidemiology of Obesity in Children in South America

    5. Chapter

      Pages 111-125

      Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Region

    6. Chapter

      Pages 127-152

      Prevalence and Etiology: Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Countries

    7. Chapter

      Pages 153-162

      Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Japan

    8. Chapter

      Pages 163-181

      Social Epidemiology of Nutritional Burden Among Children and Adolescents in India

    9. Chapter

      Pages 183-194

      Epidemiology of Obesity in Children and Adolescents in China

    10. Chapter

      Pages 195-217

      Epidemiology and Clinical Profile of Obesity in Children and Adolescents: South-East Asia and Singapore

    11. Chapter

      Pages 219-235

      Childhood Obesity: Prevalence Worldwide - Synthesis Part I

  6. Aetiological Factors

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 237-237

    2. Chapter

      Pages 239-252

      Genetic Factors

    3. Chapter

      Pages 253-290

      Genetics and Nutrigenomics of Obesity

    4. Chapter

      Pages 291-309

      Neuroendocrine Regulation

    5. Chapter

      Pages 311-328

      Perinatal and Infant Determinants of Obesity

    6. Chapter

      Pages 329-346

      Food Patterns and Nutrient Intake in Relation to Childhood Obesity

    7. Chapter

      Pages 347-366

      Physical Activity, Fitness and Fatness in Children and Adolescents

    8. Chapter

      Pages 367-376

      Sedentary Behaviors and Obesity in Children and Adolescents

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