Aim & Scope
Pediatric Obesity is owned by the World Obesity Federation, a not-for-profit charitable body linking over 50 regional and national associations with over 10,000 professional members in scientific, medical and research organisations.
Pediatric Obesity is a peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal devoted to research into obesity during childhood and adolescence. The topic is currently at the centre of intense interest in the scientific community, and is of increasing concern to health policy-makers and the public at large.
Pediatric Obesity has established itself as the leading journal for high quality papers in this field, including, but not limited to, the following: Genetic, molecular, biochemical and physiological aspects of obesity – basic, applied and clinical studies relating to mechanisms of the development of obesity throughout the life course and the consequent effects of obesity on health outcomes;
• Metabolic consequences of child and adolescent obesity; Epidemiological and population-based studies of child and adolescent overweight and obesity; Measurement and diagnostic issues in assessing child and adolescent adiposity, physical activity and nutrition; Clinical management of overweight and obese children and adolescents including studies of treatment and prevention;
• Co-morbidities linked to child and adolescent obesity – mechanisms, assessment, and treatment; Life-cycle factors eg familial, intrauterine and developmental aspects of child and adolescent obesity; Nutrition security and the "double burden" of obesity and malnutrition; Health promotion strategies around the issues of obesity, nutrition and physical activity in children and adolescents; Community and public health measures to prevent overweight and obesity in children and adolescents.
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