Childhood obesity

Published on March 31, 2016   38 min

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Today, I'm going to talk about childhood obesity. I'm Dr. Mars Skae, a consultant pediatric endocrinologist based in Manchester in the United Kingdom.
As an overview, today's talk will contain information regarding childhood obesity, specifically to its definitions, rates and global trends, some of the causes of childhood obesity, the comorbidities associated with childhood obesity, and key determinants of obesity in childhood, the stigmatization and psychological issues that revolve around this particular area, obesity particularly relating to the child with disability, and some of the data on long-term outlook for children with obesity.
Childhood obesity has some unique aspects when compared to adults. I'd like to point these out in the next slide.