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Prevalence of excess body weight and obesity in school aged children from barreiro´s basic public schools.

  • At: 2010 FIP Congress in Lisbon (Portugal)
  • Type: Poster
  • By: MOREIRA, Susana (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal)
  • Co-author(s): Gonçalves, Luzia (Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical - Universidade Nova de Lisboa, LISBON, Portugal)
  • Abstract:

    Background: In the past three decades levels of excess body weight and obesity have increased, mainly in children. Prevalence of excess body weight in children is around 30%. For the first time in 200 years, the World Health Organization (OMS) predicts a reduction in life expectancy related to the increasing incidence of type 2 Diabetes mellitus

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Last update 4 October 2019

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