Child and Adolescent Obesity

 

Childhood and Adolescent Obesity is a condition where excess body fat negatively affects a child's health or well-being. As techniques to decide muscle to fat ratio ratios straightforwardly are troublesome, the diagnosis of obesity is often based on BMI. Due to the rising prevalence of obesity in children and its many adverse health effects it is being recognized as a serious public health concern. The term overweight rather than obese is often used in children as it is less stigmatizing.

Obesity is a serious, long-term (chronic) disease. Overweight and obesity refer to having too much body fat. But it’s difficult to directly measure body fat, so a guideline called the body mass index (BMI) is used to estimate it. The BMI uses the weight and height of a child to come up with a result. The result is compared with standards for children of the same gender between the ages of 2 and 20 years. 

    Related Conference of Child and Adolescent Obesity

    June 29-30,2017

    2nd Annual Meeting on Pediatric Nephrology

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    June 29-July 01, 2017

    11th International Conference on Clinical Pediatrics

    London, UK
    September 01-03, 2017

    2nd International Conference on Pediatric Neurology

    Prague, Czech Republic
    September 1-3, 2017

    13th European Pediatrics Conference

    Prague, Czech Republic
    September 11-13, 2017

    World Neonatal and Maternal Healthcare Congress

    Los Angeles, USA
    September 11-13, 2017

    14th World Pediatrics Conference

    Los Angeles, USA
    October 16-18, 2017

    3rd Annual Summit on Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology

    (21 Forums, 3 Days-1 Event)
    New York, USA
    (10Plenary Forums - 1Event)
    September 25-27, 2017

    14th World Congress on General Pediatrics & Adolescent medicine

    Chicago, Illinois, USA
    September 28-29, 2017

    10th World Pediatric Congress

    Dubai, UAE
    (5Plenary Forums - 1Event)
    October 05-06, 2017

    2nd International Conference on Pediatric Oncology and Pediatric Medicine

    Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
    October 16-18, 2017

    2nd Annual Congress on Infancy, Child Nutrition & Development (ICND)

    (20 Forums, 3 Days- 1 Event)
    New York, USA

    Child and Adolescent Obesity Conference Speakers

    Recommended Sessions

    Related Journals

    Are you interested in