Overweight and obesity in children and adolescents (Medilex NL)

May 30, 2024 -

 May 30, 2024


Childhood overweight and obesity is an increasing problem. The corona measures of recent years are expected to contribute negatively to this. Over 14 per cent of all children are overweight, putting them at an increased risk of physical and psychosocial health problems.

The adverse physical and mental consequences contribute to reduced quality of life. Teaching and motivating healthy lifestyle habits at an early age is the best strategy in fighting obesity later in life.

But which methodologies really work? How do you involve parents in treatment? What are the mechanisms behind obesity and the psychology behind them?

Early intervention in (threatening) childhood obesity is of great importance! Recognise the signs and offer the right support.

Learn more from experts from different fields about the complexities of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.

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