Overweight and obesity in children: known facts and new trends

Molinari-Büchi, B.; Barth, J.; Janner, M.; Frey, P. (2010). Overweight and obesity in children: known facts and new trends. Revue médicale suisse, 6(249), pp. 1022-1025. Genève: Médecine & Hygiène

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The prevalence of overweight and obesity in children is increasing. A growing number of children are thus suffering from complications of obesity. Contributing factors can be found on an individual level as well as in the familial and social environment of affected children. Currently there is no single evidence-based treatment strategy available. Studies from family practice are scarce. Multimodal, long-term, easily accessible treatments as offered in family practice are promising and likely to be cost-effective. The sustainability of these changes in behavior still needs to be demonstrated.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Endocrinology (DFKE) > Clinic of Paediatric Medicine
04 Faculty of Medicine > Pre-clinic Human Medicine > Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine (ISPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Barth, Jürgen and Janner, Marco

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

0025-6749

Publisher:

Médecine & Hygiène

Language:

English

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 14:09

Last Modified:

30 May 2016 08:17

PubMed ID:

20568368

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/986 (FactScience: 201596)

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