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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: Recommendations for growth monitoring, and prevention and management of overweight and obesity in children and youth in primary care
Author(s): Parkin, Patricia
Connor Gorber, Sarah
Shaw, Elizabeth
Bell, Neil
Jaramillo, Alejandra
Tonelli, Marcello
Brauer, Paula
Contact Email: t.j.brown@stir.ac.uk
Issue Date: 7-Apr-2015
Citation: Parkin P, Connor Gorber S, Shaw E, Bell N, Jaramillo A, Tonelli M & Brauer P (2015) Recommendations for growth monitoring, and prevention and management of overweight and obesity in children and youth in primary care. Brown T (Researcher) CMAJ, 187 (6), pp. 411-421. https://doi.org/10.1503/cmaj.141285
Abstract: First paragraph: The prevalence of obesity in Canadian children has risen dramatically from the late 1970s, more than doubling among both boys and girls. Based on growth curves generated by the World Health Organization, the prevalence of overweight and obesity in Canadian children aged 2 to 17 years in 2004 was about 35%. More recent estimates from 2009 to 2011 based on measured weight and height for children aged 5 to 17 years suggest that 32% are overweight (20%) or obese (12%), with the prevalence of obesity almost twice as high in boys (15%) than in girls (8%) (Appendix 1, available at www.cmaj.ca/lookup/suppl/doi:10.1503/cmaj.141285/-/DC1). Studies suggest that excess weight in children often persists into adulthood. Childhood obesity is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and diabetes in adolescence and later in life.
DOI Link: 10.1503/cmaj.141285
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Notes: Article authored by Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

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