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Prevention of Pediatric Obesity

Examining the Issues and Forecasting Research Directions
  • Myles S. Faith
  • Angelo Pietrobelli
  • David B. Allison
  • Steven B. Heymsfield
Part of the Nutrition ◊ and ◊ Health book series (NH)

Abstract

The obesity community appears to be taking a strong stance on the prevention of childhood obesity. Unlike other issues for which there is less consensus, obesity and other health researchers appear to have placed obesity prevention at the top of the research agenda. Given the increasing prevalence of pediatric obesity in the United States and its pervasive health and economic costs (1,2) various health organizations have clearly prioritized research to better understand the causes of obesity and to promote the development of innovate prevention strategies (3,4). This interest is fortified by the health status objectives of Healthy People 2000 (5), which calls for the prevalence of overweight among adolescents in the year 2000 not to exceed the 1976–1980 rate of 15% (5).

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Sedentary Behavior Childhood Obesity Obesity Prevention Tertiary Prevention Pediatric Obesity 
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  • Myles S. Faith
  • Angelo Pietrobelli
  • David B. Allison
  • Steven B. Heymsfield

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