UCF Forum
 

Description

The University of Central Florida (UCF) Forum is a weekly series of opinion columns presented by the UCF News & Information. The columns are the opinions of the writers, who serve on the UCF Forum panel of faculty members, staffers and students for a year. A new column is posted each Wednesday at UCF Today and then broadcast between 7:50 and 8 a.m. Sunday on WUCF-FM (89.9).

Publication Date

6-26-2013

Keywords

Childhood obesity; Interventions; Treatments; Biological factors of obesity; Stress; Reward; Social influences

Introduction

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.

Subjects

Obesity; Obesity in children; Overweight persons; Stress (Psychology); Starvation; Obesity--Prevention; Obesity--Treatment; Obesity in children--Prevention

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