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Mary C Bellizzi
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Childhood obesityBody mass indexOverweightObesityMedicine
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#1Tim J. ColeH-Index: 122
#2Mary C BellizziH-Index: 3
Last. William H. DietzH-Index: 99
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Objective To develop an internationally acceptable definition of child overweight and obesity, specifying the measurement, the reference population, and the age and sex specific cut off points. Design International survey of six large nationally representative cross sectional growth studies. Setting Brazil, Great Britain, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States. Subjects 97 876 males and 94 851 females from birth to 25 years of age. Main outcome measure Body mass index (weig...
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#1William H. Dietz (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 99
#2Mary C Bellizzi (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 3
: The International Obesity Task Force (IOTF) was established in 1994 to address the increase in the worldwide prevalence of obesity. The goals of the IOTF are to 1) raise awareness in the population and among governments that obesity is a serious medical condition, 2) develop policy recommendations for a coherent and effective global approach to the management and prevention of obesity, and 3) implement appropriate strategies to manage and prevent obesity on a population basis worldwide. To ass...
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#1Mary C Bellizzi (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 3
#2William H. Dietz (CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)H-Index: 99
Childhood obesity is rapidly emerging as a global epidemic that will have profound public health consequences as overweight children become overweight adults. To address this problem, action is needed at national and international levels. However, well-documented evidence of the trends in and global prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents is required to develop sound public health policies. There is no internationally acceptable index to assess childhood obesity nor is there an establi...
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