The psychosocial burden of childhood overweight and obesity: evidence for persisting difficulties in boys and girls
- European Journal of Pediatrics
Authors: Lisa Y. Gibson, Karina L. Allen, Elizabeth Davis, Eve Blair, Stephen R. Zubrick, Susan M. Byrne
Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg
What is Known:
• Childhood obesity tracks into adolescence and adulthood.
• Physical health problems associated with childhood obesity also persist to adulthood.
What is New:
• Overweight and obese children are at risk of ongoing psychosocial distress from childhood into early adolescence.