TY - CHAP A1 - Joan Griffith ED1 - Sevil Ari Yuca Y1 - 2012-03-28 PY - 2012 T1 - Obesity and Quality of Life in Communities of Diverse Ethnicity and Low Socioeconomics N2 - This book aims to provide readers with a general as well as an advanced overview of the key trends in childhood obesity. Obesity is an illness that occurs due to a combination of genetic, environmental, psychosocial, metabolic and hormonal factors. The prevalence of obesity has shown a great rise both in adults and children in the last 30 years. It is known that one third of children who are obese in childhood and 80% of adolescents who are obese in their adolescent years continue to be obese later in life. Obesity is an important risk factor in serious illnesses such as heart disease, hyperlipidemia, hyperinsulinemia, hypertension and early atherosclerosis. BT - Childhood Obesity SP - Ch. 9 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/30956 DO - 10.5772/30956 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-13 ER -