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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic DisordersPrevention, Assessment, and Treatment$
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Shirley W. Ekvall and Valli K. Ekvall

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780199398911

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.001.0001

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Obesity

Obesity

Chapter:
18 Obesity
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Pediatric and Adult Nutrition in Chronic Diseases, Developmental Disabilities, and Hereditary Metabolic Disorders
Author(s):

Shirley W. Ekvall

Valli K. Ekvall

Diane Spear

Michael Farrell

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398911.003.0018

This chapter discusses obesity, including childhood obesity. The biochemical, genetic, and clinical abnormalities are discussed. Factors to be considered in nutritional evaluation are described, including energy expenditure, resting metabolic rate, thermic effect of food, environmental factors, and energy intake. Nutritional counseling and family emotional support, behavior modification, guidelines for the dietetic professional, and directions for further research are discussed.

Keywords:   childhood obesity, resting metabolic rate, nutritional counseling, obesity, energy balance

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