Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Nutrition
Childhood obesity is a major worldwide health concern, widely recognized as a risk factor for the development of cardio metabolic comorbidities. Known to affect its occurrence are genetic, environmental, lifestyle, and behavioral factors. A growing body of evidence suggests that the increased risk for childhood obesity is associated with early-life factors, such as pregnancy weight gain, birth weight, rapid postnatal growth, and gestational diabetes.
This chapter reviews a selection of notable focusing on the relation between nutrition, obesity, and metabolic syndrome in childhood and young adulthood.