Chapter – Growth Charts & Body Composition

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  • World Health Organization Reference Curves  – available in Español spain and in Português portugal

    Childhood overweight and obesity are major public health problems worldwide (1,2). Traditionally, a heavy child meant a healthy child, and the concept “bigger is better” was widely accepted. Today, this perception has drastically changed based on evidence that overweight and obesity in childhood are associated with a wide range of serious health complications and increased risk of premature illness and death later in life. [read more…]

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