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Childhood obesity; Interventions; Treatments; Biological factors of obesity; Stress; Reward; Social influences
Obesity is a global epidemic. It is particularly affecting our children and adolescents. This new phenomenon of having a chronic medical condition affecting such a large proportion of those under 18 years old is unprecedented.
Obesity; Obesity in children; Overweight persons; Stress (Psychology); Starvation; Obesity--Prevention; Obesity--Treatment; Obesity in children--Prevention
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Barkley, Lisa (2013). We must all work to solve childhood obesity. UCF Today, 2013-06-26. Retrieved from http://today.ucf.edu/we-must-all-work-to-solve-childhood-obesity/