The problem of obesity and overweight among children and youth in the world

Zuzanna Chilimoniuk, Aleksandra Borkowska, Aleksandra Chałupnik, Karolina Raksa, Anna Sobstyl, Halina Piecewicz-Szczęsna

Abstract


Childhood obesity is one of the most difficult public health issues. According to "The Lancet" magazine, there are 124 million obese children in the world. The frequency of this disease in developed countries, including Poland, is constantly increasing. We can already talk about the obesity epidemic. Despite additional diseases, obesity has an economic impact in terms of combating its complications. Therefore, it is necessary to search for unknown risk factors as well as methods of their treatment. In order to obviate this disease, more and more preventive actions are being organised. However, education is not enough - joint actions undertaken by the authorities, society and representatives of the food industry are needed.

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children obesity, overweight, health education

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