Open Access Research Article

Obesity: A Concise Review and Key Points

Eliane Malek* and Rina Lazebnik

Department of Pediatrics, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital and school of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, USA

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 16, 2020;  Published Date: July 31, 2020


Obesity is associated with significant morbidity in the pediatric population [1]. The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impact on individual’s lifestyle. Therefore, obesity rates may increase even more in our current times [2]. There is a need to consider this problem and therefore we want to provide a concise summary about obesity for the general pediatrician. This review is a summary of key points in obesity diagnosis, risk factors, complications, prevention, and treatment.

Keywords: Obesity; Pediatric; Childhood; Adolescent; Morbidity; Review

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