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Body mass index, overweight and obesity in adolescents in Europe and the United States

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dc.contributor.author Nic Gabhainn, Saoirse
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-11T16:35:26Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-11T16:35:26Z
dc.date.issued 2004-06
dc.identifier.citation Lissau, I., Overpeck, M., Ruan, W.J., Hediger, M.L., Due, P., Holstein, B.J., Godeau, E., Maes, L., Casper de Matos, M., Molcho, M., Harel, Y., Nic Gabhainn, S., Välimaa, R., Vereecken, C. & Zaborskis, A. (2004). Body mass index, overweight and obesity in adolescents in Europe and the United States . Archives of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 158, 27-33. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1072-4710
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10379/2318
dc.description.abstract Overweight and obesity have increased globally among children, adolescents, and adults. The World Health Organization (WHO) designates obesity as one of the most important public health threats because of the significant impact of chronic conditions associated with obesity. Obesity in adults increases the risk of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and musculoskeletal disorders. Obesity is less prominently associated with morbidity in adolescence but is a strong precursor of obesity and related morbidity in adulthood, with 50% to 80% of obese teenagers becoming obese as adults. During adolescence, overweight and obesity are often a burden that results in psychosocial problems and a reduced capacity for physical activity. Adolescence is a critical period for the onset of obesity and for obesity-associated morbidity in later life. Therefore, from a public health perspective, it is important to monitor overweight in adolescence. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher American Medical Association en_US
dc.subject Body mass index en_US
dc.subject Obesity en_US
dc.subject Adolescents en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion en_US
dc.title Body mass index, overweight and obesity in adolescents in Europe and the United States en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.local.publishedsource http://archpedi.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/158/1/27 en_US
dc.description.peer-reviewed peer-reviewed en_US

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