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childhood obesity

A medical condition in children and youth in which excessive fat accumulates in the body, caused by an imbalance of energy consumption and energy expenditure. It is defined as a body mass index at or above the 95th percentile for children and adolescents of the same age and sex. Childhood obesity may lead to premature death and disability in adulthood.
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  • obesity in child
  • childhood overweight
  • obesity in childhood
  • pediatric obesity
  • child overweight
  • corpulence in children
  • pediatric overweight
  • overweight in childhood
  • obesity in children
  • children's obesity
  • child obesity
  • overweight in child
  • overweight in children
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