TITLE

Önemli Bir Kronik Hastalık: Çocukluk ve Ergenlik Döneminde Obezite

AUTHOR(S)
Ergül, Şafak; Kalkım, Aslı
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
TAF Preventive Medicine Bulletin;Mar/Apr2011, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p223
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The aim of this paper is to draw attention to obesity in adolescence and its potential risks and put forward its consequences in terms of public health as well as offer solutions. Today, obesity has become one of the most frequent chronic diseases of childhood. The tendency to obesity is at an alarming level and the annual increase in this age group is gradually rising. In the 2003 report of the International Obesity Commission, it was stated that one out of ten children aged between 5-17 worldwide was overweight or obese. In addition to social and psychological problems resulting from obesity, it is known to be closely related with very serious diseases such as hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, type 2 diabetes mellitus and metabolic syndrome. It is also known that obesity shortens life expectancy and that the process starts in the childhood period of many obese adults. Struggling with obesity actually means struggling with many other diseases. It is also of major significance for the future of our country to struggle with especially childhood obesity. In terms of public health, it is of primary importance to detect, prevent and cure obesity in this period.
ACCESSION #
67257108

 

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