publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

Childhood obesity: an emergent problem

Sousa, Joana; Loureiro, Isabel; Carmo, Isabel do;
Portuguese
  • Published: 01 Nov 2008
  • Publisher: Saúde & Tecnologia
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
A obesidade é um dos problemas de saúde mais graves que afecta crianças e adolescentes a nível mundial. As evidências sugerem que o problema está a agravar-se rapidamente. O aumento da prevalência de obesidade infantil pode fazer com que a próxima geração apresente indicadores de obesidade no adulto superiores aos indicadores actuais. Pelo facto de a obesidade estar intimamente associada a diferentes patologias crónicas faz com que estejamos perante um enorme desafio para o sistema de cuidados de saúde. A definição de obesidade em crianças é dificultada pelo facto de ser um processo caro e pouco prático. O índice de massa corporal (IMC) é utilizado como indicado...
Subjects
free text keywords: Obesidade infantil, Definição, Epidemiologia, Complicações, Tratamento, Prevenção, Obesidade infantil, definição, epidemiologia, complicações, tratamento, prevenção
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2008

Childhood obesity: an emergent problem

Sousa, Joana; Loureiro, Isabel; Carmo, Isabel do;