Prevalence of childhood obesity and its impact on health

  • Monteiro Cepeda
Keywords: Childhood obesity, Prevention, Obesogenic environments, health


The present review focuses on the increasing prevalence of childhood primary obesity, a condition caused by chronic energy imbalance due to excess energy intake and/or insufficient energy expenditure (as opposed to the rare instances of secondary obesity, which can occur due to endocrine problems (for example, Cushing‟s syndrome, hypothyroidism) or genetic abnormalities.