TITLE

Obesity in a young child

AUTHOR(S)
Birken, Catherine; Hamilton, Jill
PUB. DATE
April 2014
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/1/2014, Vol. 186 Issue 6, p443
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses obesity in a child and what needs to be done to assess the health of the child, particularly those with increased body mass index (BMI), calculated as body weight in kilograms divided by length or height in centimeters. Aside from an assessment of BMI trajectory over time to determine into the timing and progression of obesity, dietary intake assessment is also recommended. The authors note that children with obesity are at risk of its persistence into adulthood.
ACCESSION #
95315240

 

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