On childhood obesity prevention: “Exercise is medicine” vs. “exercise is vaccine”

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ang Chen, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/

Abstract: The most recent report on the obesity epidemic by the U.S. Institute of Medicine (IOM) has painted a bleak picture of reality in the U.S.1 It reports that two third of adults and almost one third of children are either overweight or obese by any counts of measures. Situations in other countries do not seem optimistic either. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), the numbers of obese children have increased during the last decade to an estimated 35 million in developing countries and 8 million in developed countriesworldwide.2 In China childhood overweight and obesity rates increased by approximately five-fold from 1985 to 2000.3 Recent statistics show that 20.3% and 13.4% boys were classified as overweight or obese, respectively; while 13.5% and 4.1% of the girls were overweight or obese.4

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Journal of Sport and Health Science, 1(3), 172-173
Language: English
Date: 2012
childhood, obesity, exercise, opinion

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