ABSTRACT

While it is increasingly clear that adult obesity begins in childhood, preventing this condition is a major challenge for the pediatrician.

Adult Obesity: A Paediatric Challenge highlights the causes and consequences of obesity, bringing a modern understanding to the treatment of a heavily stigmatized problem. This collection of essays, base

part |2 pages

PART I The issue

chapter 1|10 pages

Obesity: a global problem

ByPhilip James

chapter 2|10 pages

Underactivity or overnutrition? KEN F OX

ByKen Fox

part |2 pages

PART II Nature and nurture

chapter 3|14 pages

Do our genes make us fat?

ByPhilippe Froguel

chapter 4|12 pages

The seeds are sown in childhood

ByTerry Wilkin

part |2 pages

PART III Opportunities and threats

chapter 5|8 pages

Social inequalities, nutrition and obesity SUZI L E AT HER

BySuzi Leather

chapter 6|12 pages

Self-image and the stigma of obesity

ByAndrew J. Hill

chapter 7|8 pages

The view from primary care

ByIan Campbell

part |2 pages

PART IV The challenge

chapter 8|4 pages

Adult obesity: a paediatric challenge D AV I D HALL

ByDavid Hall