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Childhood obesity in Europe and policies to address it

Hernández-Quevedo, Cristina, Gauci, Charmaine and Rechel, Bernd (2019) Childhood obesity in Europe and policies to address it. Eurohealth, 25 (1). pp. 7-10. ISSN 1356-1030

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Abstract

Childhood overweight and obesity in Europe have taken on dramatic dimensions, with one in three 11-year-olds in the WHO European Region estimated to be overweight or obese in 2014. Boys are at higher risk than girls and there is a pronounced social gradient, with higher rates among the most disadvantaged groups. A range of policies at national and international level have been instigated to address this challenge. This article describes some promising examples, as well as some of the obstacles that will need to be overcome.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: © 2019 WHO
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 14:27
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2020 23:17
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/101097

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