The Child and Adolescent Obesity Clinic of Mediterraneo First Care provides comprehensive care to young patients.
According to the World Health Organization, the increase of overweight and obese people of all ages is a major public health problem worldwide as it has become an epidemic in recent years.
Obesity is known to be linked to the Metabolic Syndrome, a group of metabolic disorders (arterial hypertension, dyslipidemia, hyperglycemia, central obesity) that lead to the development of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes in the long run.
However, overweight and obese children or adolescents are at risk of becoming obese adults and may experience the Metabolic Syndrome and its complications at an early age.
Therefore, the fight against childhood obesity must be a priority for the medical community.
As Greece is among the countries with the highest rates of childhood and adolescent obesity worldwide, immediate intervention on an individual and social level is necessary to prevent adverse effects during adult life.
The Child and Adolescent Obesity Clinic is stuffed with Pediatric Endocrinologists and Dieticians – Nutritionists who will collaborate to:
- effectively educate young patients and their families for the prevention of obesity
- treat diagnosed obesity cases.