Consequences of childhood and adolescent obesity

Authors

  • Kah Yin Loke MBBS, MMed(Paeds), MRCP(UK), MRCPCH, FRCP(Edin), FRCPCH

    1. The Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, National University of Singapore, Singapore
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Correspondence address: Dr KY Loke, The Children's Medical Institute, National University Hospital, Department of Paediatrics, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
Tel: +65 7724112
Fax: +65 7797486
Email: paelky@nus.edu.sg

Abstract

Obesity, increasingly recognized as a chronic disease, is associated with physical, psychosocial and economic consequences to society. With the burgeoning global epidemic, health care workers must rally together to understand, treat and prevent obesity and its complications.

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