Chapter 8. Obesity

  1. Kate Thomson MBBS, FRACP General Paediatrician3,4,
  2. Dean Tey MBBS Allergy and Immunology Fellow5 and
  3. Michael Marks MBBS, MPH, MD, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer6,7
  1. Kay Gibbons BAppSc, FDAA Manager1,
  2. Zoë McCallum MBBS, FRACP Paediatrician Senior Lecturer2,6,7 and
  3. Matthew Sabin MRCPCH (UK), PhD Clinical Research Fellow

Published Online: 17 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch8

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Gibbons, K., McCallum, Z. and Sabin, M. (2009) Obesity, in Paediatric Handbook, Eighth Edition (eds K. Thomson, D. Tey and M. Marks), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444308051.ch8

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Developmental Medicine, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  2. 4

    Emergency Department, Sunshine Hospital, Victoria, Australia

  3. 5

    Department of Allergy and Immunology, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, Australia

  4. 6

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 7

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Murdoch Children's Research Institute, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  2. 2

    Department of Clinical Nutrition, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  3. 6

    Department of General Medicine, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  4. 7

    Department of Paediatrics, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 17 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 13 FEB 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405174008

Online ISBN: 9781444308051

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Keywords:

  • obesity increasingly prevalent among Australian children;
  • childhood obesity - associated with important short- and medium-term complications;
  • complications of obesity;
  • gastric banding;
  • obesity - energy intake exceeding energy requirement

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Complications of obesity

  • Aetiology

  • Assessment

  • General approach

  • Specific approaches