Childhood Obesity: Risk Factors, Associated Morbidity and Service Utilization

By Revital Gross, Yael Ashkenazi, Beatriz Hemo, Orit Ben-Shoham, Daphna Doron, Israela Nahshon

Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute, 2011

In many developed countries, including Israel, the obesity rates have been steadily increasing in recent decades. This is of particular concern, given the abundant evidence linking obesity with numerous chronic illnesses, shorter life expectancy, reduced quality of life, and increased healthcare spending. Childhood obesity, which is also on the increase, is attracting particular attention, due to the associated morbidity, the link between obesity in childhood and obesity in adulthood, and recognition of the fact that it is easier to change habits and assume a healthy lifestyle at a young age.

Topic: Children, Adulthood, Health and Healing

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Gross, Revital. Ashkenazi, Yael. Hemo, Beatriz. Ben-Shoham, Orit. Doron, Daphna. Nahshon, Israela. Childhood Obesity: Risk Factors, Associated Morbidity and Service Utilization. Myers-JDC-Brookdale Institute. 2011:


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