Physical Activity of Pediatric Populations in an Obesogenic Context Paperback / softback
During the past two decades the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children has increased rapidly world-wide.
Together with the rising of childhood obesity, some adult-like metabolic disorders, such as the impairment of insulin sensitivity or hypertension, have become apparent already among school-aged children.
As both a consequence and a contributor to the childhood obesity, the low-level physical activity of children, especially in the westernised societies, warrants attention.
This book examines the value of physical activity in preventing and combating childhood obesity and its metabolic comorbidities.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 38 pages
- Publisher: Nova Science Publishers Inc
- Publication Date: 14/06/2011
- Category: Dietetics & nutrition
- ISBN: 9781611229745