Childhood obesity

Lawrence, Justin
February 2005
British Journal of Perioperative Nursing;Feb2005, Vol. 15 Issue 2, p84
Academic Journal
There has been much public debate over the increasing global problem of obesity. The rise in obesity is not just confined to the adult population, childhood obesity is also on the increase. This article will highlight some of the issues contributing to the recent rise in childhood obesity and its associated health consequences. As healthcare professionals it is essential that we identify how the health-related factors of childhood obesity impact upon the care given in the perioperative environment.


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