Hormonal and metabolic consequences of childhood obesity.


Journal Article (Review)

It is apparent that chronic illnesses such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease originate in childhood. Obesity in childhood and adolescence hastens their development, enhances their rates of progression, increases the risks of severe complications, and if persistent, reduces life expectancy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Artz, E; Haqq, A; Freemark, M

Published Date

  • September 2005

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 34 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 643 - ix

PubMed ID

  • 16085164

Pubmed Central ID

  • 16085164

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0889-8529

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ecl.2005.04.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States