Childhood Obesity Research: A Synthetic Scoping Review

10 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2018

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Peter Kokol

University of Maribor - Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Jernej Završnik

Community Healthcare Center Dr. Adolf Drolc Maribor

Helena Blažun Vošner

Community Healthcare Center Dr. Adolf Drolc Maribor; University College of Health Sciences Slovenj Gradec

Date Written: October 17, 2018

Abstract

Obesity related adverse health effects have since long been recognized in adults, however it is now understood that they may have roots in early childhood. Childhood obesity is an important area of paediatric research, extending across various research fields. In order to successfully combat childhood obesity epidemics, a multi-level and multi – sector interventions are needed. To support them, a repository, reflecting current ideas, concepts, methods, and findings found in childhood obesity research literature should be created. In our opinion, such a repository could be implemented in the form of a scientific landscape. Six research topics were identified in such a landscape: Childhood obesity risk factors, Childhood obesity definitions, Prevention measures, Pregnancy related obesity, Childhood obesity and Genetic disorders and childhood obesity. The landscape shows what we have learned since 1922 about approaches to prevent, diagnose and treat childhood obesity.

Keywords: Obesity, Children, Bibliometric Mapping

JEL Classification: I10

Suggested Citation

Kokol, Peter and Završnik, Jernej and Vosner, Helena Blazun, Childhood Obesity Research: A Synthetic Scoping Review (October 17, 2018). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3267854 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3267854

Peter Kokol (Contact Author)

University of Maribor - Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science ( email )

Slovenia

Jernej Završnik

Community Healthcare Center Dr. Adolf Drolc Maribor ( email )

Slovenia

Helena Blazun Vosner

Community Healthcare Center Dr. Adolf Drolc Maribor ( email )

Slovenia

University College of Health Sciences Slovenj Gradec ( email )

Slovenj Gradec
Slovenia

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