TITLE

Tipping the scales

AUTHOR(S)
Paoletti, Joann
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
RN;Nov2007, Vol. 70 Issue 11, p35
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents a comprehensive look at the statistics, causes, diagnosis and treatments of childhood obesity in the U.S. Statistics show that about 17 percent of young Americans are either overweight or obese. A collaboration of health organizations published an advisory on June 6, 2007 which recommends using the body mass index (BMI) as a basic screening tool. One of the causes of obesity is eating more and exercising less. Physiological risk factors associated with obesity include asthma, hypertension and heart disease.
ACCESSION #
27482763

 

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