Prevention and Control of Childhood Obesity: The Backbone in Prevention of Non Communicable Disease

  • Roya Kelishadi
  • Motahar Heidari-Beni
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 1121)


Childhood obesity is one of the major public health problems. Childhood obesity mostly remains in adulthood and lead to non communicable diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular diseases at a younger age. Therefore, childhood obesity prevention needs high priority. Several risk factors including genetic factor, unhealthy dietary habits, physical inactivity related to childhood obesity.

Providing suitable strategies and novel interventions should be considered by the entire health care system for prevention and management of obesity.


Pediatric Obesity Prevention Non communicable diseases 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roya Kelishadi
    • 1
  • Motahar Heidari-Beni
    • 2
  1. 1.Child Growth and Development Research Center, Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non Communicable DiseaseUSERN Office, Isfahan University of Medical SciencesIsfahanIran
  2. 2.Department of Nutrition, Child Growth and Development Research Center, Research Institute for Primordial Prevention of Non Communicable DiseaseIsfahan University of Medical SciencesIsfahanIran

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