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Section I: Epidemiology and Prevalence; Children Obesity: From a Pediatriacian's Viewpoint; Salient Features on Children Obesity from the Viewpoint of Nutritionists; Developmental Trajectories of Weight Status in Childhood and Adolescence; The Measurement and Epidemiology of Childhood Obesity; Good Enough Parenting, Self Regulation and the Management of Weight-Related Problems; Nursing Perspective on Childhood Obesity; Contemporary Racial/Ethnic and Socioeconomic Patterns in US Childhood Obesity; Prediabetes among obese youth; Prediabetes and Type 2 Diabetes: An Emerging Epidemic Among Obese Youth; Prevalence of the Metabolic Syndrome in US Youth; Section II: Pathophysiology; Emerging Pathways to Child Obesity Starts from the Mother's Womb: A Prospective View; The Social, Cultural and Familial Contexts Contributing to Childhood Obesity; Cardiovascular Risk Clustering in Obese Children; A Link between Maternal and Childhood Obesity; Is Prenatal Exposure to Maternal Obesity Linked to Child Mental Health?; Sleep and Obesity in Children and Adolescents; Cellular remodelling during the growth of the adipose tissue; Children Obesity, Glucose Tolerance, Ghrelin and Prader Willi Syndrome; Insulin Resistance and Glucose Metabolism in Childhood Obesity; Insulin Resistance in Pediatric Obesity - Physiological Effects and Possible Diet Treatment; Role of Fatty Liver Disease in Childhood Obesity; Section III: Psychological and Behavioral Factors; An Overview of Psychological Symptoms in Obese Children; Childhood obesity: Depression, anxiety and recommended therapeutic strategies; The Emotional Impact of Obesity on Children; Psychiatric Illness, Psychotropic Medication and Childhood Obesity; Section IV: Consequences; Childhood Obesity: Public Health Impact and Policy Responses; Childhood Obesity and Juvenile Diabetes; Bone Health in Obesity and the Cross Talk between Fat and Bone;Section V: Prevention and Treatment; A Community-Level Perspective for Childhood Obesity Prevention; School-Based Physical Activity and Nutrition Curriculum in the Prevention of Childhood Obesity; School-Based Obesity Prevention Interventions Show Promising Improvements in the Health and Academic Achievements among Ethnically-Diverse Young Children; School and Community Based Physical Education and Healthy Active Living Programs: Holistic Practices in Hong Kong. Singapore and the USA; Schools as *Laboratories* for Obesity Prevention: Proven Effective Models; Fitness and Fatness in Childhood Obesity: Implications of Physical Activity; Pharmacotherapy in Childhood Obesity;.Beverage Interventions to Prevent Child Obesity; Psychotherapy as an Intervention for Child Obesity; Childhood obesity: Psychological correlates and recommended therapeutic strategies; Dietary Supplements in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Obesity; The Role of Arginine for Treating Obese Youth; Prevention of Childhood Obesity by Natural Products; Section VI: Commentary and Recommendations; The Role of United States' Law to Prevent and Control Childhood Obesity; Childhood Obesity as an Amplifier of Societal Inequality in the United States; Child Obesity, Food Choice and Market Influence; The Role of Media in Childhood Obesity; Evaluation and Management of Childhood Obesity in Primary Care Settings; The Future Directions of Children Obesity and Clinical Management

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Debasis Bagchi, PhD, MACN, CNS, MAIChE, received his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry in 1982. He is a Professor in the Department of Pharmacological and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Houston, College of Pharmacy, Houston, TX. He served as the Senior Vice President of Research & Development of InterHealth Nutraceuticals Incorporated in Benicia, CA, from 1998 till Feb 2011. Dr. Bagchi received the Master of American College of Nutrition Award in early October 2010. He is currently the Chairman of International Society of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods (ISNFF), Immediate Past President of American College of Nutrition, Clearwater, FL, and Past Chair of the Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods Division of Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), Chicago, IL. He is serving as a Distinguished Advisor on the Japanese Institute for Health Food Standards, Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Bagchi is a Member of the Study Section and Peer Review Committee of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. Dr. Bagchi has 295 papers in peer reviewed journals, 15 books and numerous patents. He has delivered invited lectures in various national and international scientific conferences, organized workshops, and group discussion sessions. Dr. Bagchi is also a Member of the Society of Toxicology, Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Fellow of the Nutrition Research Academy, and Member of the TCE stakeholder Committee of the Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH. Dr. Bagchi is the Associate Editors of the Journal of Functional Foods and the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, and also serving as Editorial Board Member of numerous peer reviewed journals, including Antioxidants & Redox Signaling, Cancer Letters, Toxicology Mechanisms and Methods, The Original Internist, and others.

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