FIGURE 2-1 Childhood obesity prevalence, 1963–2002.

SOURCE: Hedley et al. (2004).

BOX 2-1

Implications for Children and Society: Physical, Social, and Emotional Health Consequences of Obesity

Physical Health

Glucose intolerance

Insulin resistance

Type 2 diabetes

Hypertension

Dyslipidemia

Hepatic Steatosis

Cholelithiasis

Sleep apnea

Orthopedic problems

Emotional Health

Low self-esteem

Negative body image

Depression

Social Health

Stigma

Negative stereotyping

Discrimination

Teasing and bullying

SOURCE: IOM (2005).



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