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Child and Adolescent Obesity

Child and Adolescent Obesity

Obesity is a multifaceted condition involving biological, developmental, environmental, behavioural, and genetic variables, and it is a major public health issue. The most prevalent cause of obesity in childhood and adolescence is an imbalance in energy balance, or an excess of calories consumed without an equal number of calories expended. Epigenetics, the gut microbiota, intrauterine and intergenerational impacts, and intrauterine and intergenerational effects have all recently been identified as contributing causes to the obesity pandemic. Other factors, such as being short for gestational age (SGA) at delivery, formula rather than breast feeding in infancy, and early protein introduction into an infant's diet, have been linked to weight growth that can last a lifetime. Childhood obesity is becoming more common, posing a substantial public health threat by increasing the burden of chronic noncommunicable diseases. Obese children and teenagers may also experience psychological problems such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, negative body image, peer interactions, and eating disorders.

Committee Members
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2023 - Steven M Donn

Steven M Donn

University of Michigan, United States
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2023 - Heather Hanna

Heather Hanna

Imperial College, London, United Kingdom
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2023 - Kate Tauber

Kate Tauber

Albany Medical Center, United States
EPN 2023 Speakers
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2023 - Hanna Alonim

Hanna Alonim

The Mifne Center for Treatment Research and Training, Israel
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2023 - Zhenhuan LIU

Zhenhuan LIU

Nanhai Affiliated Hospital for Women and Children Guangzhou University Chinese Medicine, China
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2023 - Patricia Abigail B Miranda

Patricia Abigail B Miranda

St. Luke’s Medical Center, Philippines
Speaker at Pediatrics and Neonatology 2023 - Antonia Harold Barry

Antonia Harold Barry

Cork University Hospital, Ireland

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