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Title: [Focus of childhood obesity from pediatrics]
Other Titles: Enfoque de la obesidad infantil desde la pediatria.
Author: Hurtado-Lopez EF
Macias-Rosales R
Issue Date: 2014
Abstract: The prevalences of overweight and obesity have increased dramatically in the last two decades in the adult and children population. The Organization for Cooperation and Economic Development reported in 2010 that Mexico ranks first worldwide in childhood obesity. The 2006 National Health and Nutrition Survey reported that one of every three teenagers are overweight and obese. In the last decades, pediatric hospitals in different parts of the world reported the prevalence of secondary malnutrition, since in those days overweight and obesity did not represent health problems. Currently, the prevalence of overweight and obesity has been scarcely studied in pediatric hospitals. In the Hospital de Pediatria (Children's Hospital) of the Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social's Centro Medico Nacional de Occidente it is reported a prevalence of overweight of 15.4 % and obesity of 12.2 %, which reflects a nutritional transition.Due to the high prevalence of overweight and obesity in this pediatric hospital of reference, one could conclude that the pediatrician should be able to make a correct evaluation of the nutritional state, because, if he does not detect these problems, we will be condemning children to suffer from a chronic disease for the rest of their lives, and with all the implications in the short, medium and long term.; Publisher: Abstract available from the publisher.; Language: Spanish
ISSN: 0443-5117; 0443-5117
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