2003
DOI: 10.1590/s0004-27302003000200001
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Obesidade na infância e adolescência: uma verdadeira epidemia

Abstract: A PREVALÊNCIA MUNDIAL DA OBESIDADE infantil vem apresentando um rápido aumento nas últimas décadas, sendo caracterizada como uma verdadeira epidemia mundial. Este fato é bastante preocupante, pois a associação da obesidade com alterações metabólicas, como a dislipidemia, a hipertensão e a intolerância à glicose, considerados fatores de risco para o diabetes melitus tipo 2 e as doenças cardiovasculares até alguns anos atrás, eram mais evidentes em adultos; no entanto, hoje já podem ser observadas freqüentemente… Show more

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“…The overweight rates in the Brazilian population have increased to the point of being considered an epidemic 2,22 . Along with a decline in child malnutrition, Brazil has seen a 16.7% increase in child overweight 3 .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
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“…The overweight rates in the Brazilian population have increased to the point of being considered an epidemic 2,22 . Along with a decline in child malnutrition, Brazil has seen a 16.7% increase in child overweight 3 .…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Obesity is a multifactorial disease that occurs through a combination of genetic, environmental and behavioral factors, and is currently found in epidemic levels at higher rates than malnutrition 1,2 .…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…In Brazil, the analyses of the nutritional status of adolescents in the Family Budgets Research (FBR) from 2002-2003 and 2008-2009 show that the prevalence of OW increased from 16.7 to 20.5%, and obesity increased from 2.3 to 4.9% 4,8 . The increasing prevalence of OW and obesity in adolescents has been attributed not only to genetic and physiological factors, but mainly to changes in lifestyle, such as the decrease in the practice of physical exercises, the increase in the consumption of food that is rich in fat, sodium, and the reduction of the consumption of fruits and vegetables (FV) 9 . RESUMO: Objetivo: Avaliar a prevalência de excesso de peso (EP) e fatores associados em adolescentes.…”
Section: Introductionmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Alguns aspectos estão relacionados a este aumento além dos fatores genéticos, fisiológicos e metabólicos 1 . Em um Brasil mais urbano e com grandes exigências de cumprimento das jornadas profissionais, as pessoas dispõem de menos tempo para realizar suas refeições.…”
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