100 Questions & Answers About Your Child's Obesity

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Jones & Bartlett Learning, Oct 22, 2010 - Medical - 184 pages
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EMPOWER YOURSELF! Childhood obesity has become a very common condition and can often lead to serious physical and emotional complications as the child grows up. If you are the parent, caregiver, or loved one of a child who is battling obesity, 100 Questions & Answers About Your Child’s Obesity can offer help. This book is an authoritative and user-friendly guide that will enhance your knowledge of this condition and answer your questions about causes, diagnosis, treatment options, and the prognosis for children with obesity. Written by a gastroenterologist/pharmacologist and a child psychiatrist, and with contributions from actual parents of overweight children, this book is an excellent resource of learning about how to live a healthier lifestyle and to cope with the medical, emotional, and everyday aspects of childhood obesity.
 

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Contents

Definitions and Measurements
1
DemographyEpidemiology
15
Causes
19
Problems Caused by Excess Weight
35
In the Doctors Office
43
Prevention
53
Treatment
55
Resources
135
Dietary Guidelines for Americans
139
Height Weight and BMI Percentiles for Children
161
Glossary
169
Index
177
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