TITLE

Perspectives on the development of an international consensus on childhood obesity

AUTHOR(S)
Rudolf, M. C. J.; Hochberg, Z.; Speiser, P.
PUB. DATE
October 2005
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Oct2005, Vol. 90 Issue 10, p994
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Proceeding
ABSTRACT
This article presents information about a meeting which was held in Israel in the year 2004 where experts were invited to contribute to the development of a consensus on the widespread crisis in childhood obesity. The group consisted of 65 physicians and other health professionals representing nine countries. Their aim was to explore the available evidence on childhood obesity and develop a consensus as to the way forward. On the basis of metabolic risk, the meeting recommended that routine identification of obesity should be instituted in order to target lifestyle advice for those who are overweight and treatment for those who are obese. It went on to recommend that children above the high-risk cut-off should be screened for hypertension, sleep apnoea and other related problems.
ACCESSION #
18565128

 

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