Childhood obesity: tracking the influencing factors

Gianni Varnaccia, Johannes Zeiher, Cornelia Lange & Susanne Jordan
Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents pose major public health challenges. About one in six children in Germany is overweight or obese. Among 11- to 13-year-olds, the figure rises as high as one in five. Obesity can have negative consequences for the health of children that can continue into adulthood. Childhood obesity is caused by a variety of individual and environmental factors that cannot be reduced to individual dietary behaviours and physical activity. As...
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