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)
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.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.