Childhood obesity: time for action, not complacency

Fruhbeck, Gema
February 2000
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);02/05/2000, Vol. 320 Issue 7231, p328
Academic Journal
Talks about the global prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents. Method for classifying obesity; Prevention and treatment of obesity; Things that should be included in evaluating obese children; Key settings for implementing childhood obesity management support programs.


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