Long-term effects of adolescent obesity

  • Thomas Reinehr (2017) Long-term effects of adolescent obesity: time to act. In: Nature Reviews Endocrinology doi:10.1038/nrendo.2017.147
    • “Those who have obesity during adolescence usually have obesity into adulthood, which causes many medical and psychological issues that can result in premature death. Furthermore, obesity in adolescents is associated with a range of social problems, including difficulties securing an apprenticeship or a job or finding a partner. Adolescents with obesity are also at increased risk of having children with obesity later in life. All these consequences lead to high costs for the health-care system. “
    • Includes an extensive list of references