Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity,
Edition 2 Current Status, Consequences and Prevention
Edited by Debasis Bagchi

Publication Date: 11 Feb 2019

Global Perspectives on Childhood Obesity: Current Status, Consequences and Prevention, Second Edition examines the current childhood obesity epidemic, outlines the consequences of this crisis, and develops strategies to forestall and prevent it. This book provides a thorough investigation of the causes of childhood obesity and, more importantly, offers specific prevention strategies that can be used by medical and mental health professionals, policymakers, community organizers, and individuals. New chapters on BMI and cardiovascular disease, exercise, neurotransmitters, neurocognition, nutrigenomics and combined prevention strategies are included, making this a solid introduction on the childhood obesity crisis.

Researchers, practitioners, and advanced students in public health, health policy, and health economics, as well those working in medicine, pharmacy, nutrition, school health, physiology, and neuroscience related to obesity will find this to be a comprehensive resource.

Key Features

  • Covers the multifaceted factors contributing to the rapidly growing childhood obesity epidemic
  • Includes new chapters on BMI and cardiovascular disease, exercise, neurotransmitters, self-regulation, and prevention strategies
  • Examines strategies for childhood obesity prevention and treatment, such as physical activity and exercise, personalized nutrition plans, and school and community involvement
About the author
Edited by Debasis Bagchi, Professor, Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Houston, USA; Chief Scientific Officer, Cepham Research Center, Piscataway, New Jersey; Adjunct Faculty, Texas Southern University, Houston, Texas, USA
Table of Contents


Debasis Bagchi

I. Epidemiology and Prevalence

1. Salient Features on Child Obesity from the Viewpoint of a Nutritionist

Bernard Waysfeld

2. Developmental Trajectories of Weight Status in Childhood and Adolescence

Samar Hejazi

3. Nursing Perspective on Childhood Obesity

Carrie Tolman

4. Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: An Emerging Epidemic Among Obese Youth

Kathryn Love-Osborne

5. Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in US Youth

Sarah E. Messiah

6. Childhood obesity-Exercise Physiologists’ Perspectives

Sang-Hoon Suh and Yu-Sik Kim

7. Trends and Contemporary Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Disparities in U.S. Childhood Obesity

Gopal Singh

II. Pathophysiology

8. A Prospective View: Child Obesity Starts from the Mother’s Womb

Ashik Mosaddik

9. The Social, Cultural and Familial Contexts Contributing to Childhood Obesity

Cathy Banwell

10. Cardiovascular Risk Clustering in Obese Children

Ram Weiss

11. A link between maternal and childhood obesity

Jenna Hollis and Sian Robinson


Raj K. Keservani

13. Sleep and Obesity in Children and Adoloscents

Erin C. Hanlon, Magdalena Dumin and Silvana Pannain

14. Children obesity, glucose tolerance, ghrelin and Prader Willi syndrome

Flavia Prodam

15. Insulin resistance in pediatric obesity – physiological effects and possible diet treatment

Ulf Holmback

16. Obesity and non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in Children

Melania Manco

III. Psychological and Behavioral Factors

17. Role of Peptides, Biogenic Amines and Hypothalamic Drive in Dietary Induced Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome

Sayantan Maitra and Stabak Das

IV. Consequences

18. Childhood Obesity: Can Public Policy Make a Difference?

Rogan Kersh and Brian Elbel

19. Bone Health in Obesity and the Cross Talk between Fat and Bone

Sowmya Krishnan

20. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children and obesity

Ambika P. Ashraf, Amy Miskimon Goss and Shima Dowla

V. Prevention and Treatment

21. Childhood Obesity: Factors, Consequences and Intervention

Chandan Sen

22. Parks and Recreation: Centers for Eating and Physical Activity Behavior Interventions

Danielle Hollar

23. A Community-Level Perspective for Childhood Obesity Prevention

Erin Hennessy, Ariella R. Korn and Christina Economos


Satinath Mukhopadhyay

25. School-Based Obesity Prevention Interventions Show Promising Improvements in the Health and Academic Achievements among Ethnically Diverse Young Children

Danielle Hollar

26. School and Community-Based Physical Education and Healthy Active Living Programs

Ming-Kai Chin

27. Schools as "Laboratories" for Obesity Prevention: Proven Effective Models

Michelle Lombardo

28. Psychotherapy as an Intervention for Child Obesity

Carl-Erik Flodmark

29. Childhood Obesity and Diabetes: Role of Probiotics and Prebiotics

Navya Vyas, Sreedharan Nair, Mahadev Rao and Sonal Sekhar Miraj

30. Therapeutic Treatment for Controlling Childhood Obesity

Mohiuddin Ahmed Bhuiyan

31. Treatment of Pediatric Obesity: Past and Present Approaches to Diet and Exercise

Jon Oden, Wendy Ward and Manish Raisingani

VI. Commentary and Recommendations

32. Childhood Obesity, Food Choice and Market Influence

Jane Kolodinsky and Catherine Horner

33. The Role of Media in Childhood Obesity

Amy Beth Jordan

34. The Future Directions of Childhood Obesity and Clinical Management

Clodagh O’Gorman and Jill Hamilton

VII. Health Policies and Interventions

35. Childhood Obesity: Health Policies and Interventions

Tandra Chakraborty


Debasis Bagchi

Book details
ISBN: 9780128128404
Page Count: 506
Retail Price : £157.00
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Practitioners, Researchers, Advanced undergraduate and graduate students in health education and public health. Those working on childhood obesity from the areas of medicine, pharmacy, nutrition, school health, physiology, neuroscience, and policy