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ESPE 2014

Dublin, Ireland
18 Sep 2014 - 20 Sep 2014

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Childhood Obesity: Challenges in Management

hrp0082s10.1 | Childhood Obesity: Challenges in Management | ESPE2014

The Metabolically Healthy Obese Child

Molnar Denes

Background: Recent interest has focused on a unique subgroup of overweight and obese individuals who have normal metabolic features (MHO) despite increased BMI. According to the WHO obesity is considered a disease itself. In the light of the WHO statement it is most strange to speak about healthy and unhealthy obesity. Nevertheless, we all know that a certain portion of obese persons are free from some (most frequently investigated) obesity-related metabolic consequences.<...