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Severe Obesity, Obesity, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children 0 to 6 Years of Age.

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Summary of "Severe Obesity, Obesity, and Cardiometabolic Risk in Children 0 to 6 Years of Age."

The prevalence of obesity in children has been shown to be plateauing or decreasing in some countries. However, the burden of severe obesity is often not assessed. Children with severe obesity may be at an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The objective is to determine the prevalence of severe obesity in young children and to examine the association with cardiometabolic risk factors.

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Name: Childhood obesity (Print)
ISSN: 2153-2176
Pages: 415-424

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