Gary Butler and Jeremy Kirk

in Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes

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Published in print May 2011 | ISBN: 9780199232222
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726194 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks


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Introduction 192

Assessment 196

Classification 197

Aetiology 198

Simple obesity 198

Identified syndromes 200

Complications 204

Investigation 208

Treatment 210

Guidelines for management of obesity 214

Further reading 216

Obesity is often defined as ‘an excess of body fat frequently resulting in a significant impairment of health and longevity’....

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Subjects: Endocrinology and Diabetes ; Paediatrics

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