The last three decades have seen a dramatic surge in prevalence of children and adolescent obesity in many developed and underdeveloped countries. Even though the causes of this epidemic are not clear, the reduction in time spent in physical activity and the increase in sedentary pursuits such as TV viewing and computer games are likely contributing factors.
\r\n\r\nProper management of juvenile obesity should include nutritional changes, behavior modification and a physically active lifestyle.
Oded Bar-Or, M.D.
Sports Nutrition, Athlete Health