Guest Editorial (Odovtos 21(2))
Ramírez Chan, Karol Gabriela
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Childhood overweight and obesity are serious public health problems worldwide. Factors such as inadequate nutrition and decreased practice of exercise, are modifiable variables, therefore, overweight and obesity should be prevented from very early ages, to reduce the likelihood of suffering later in life of diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, and some types of cancer. In addition, overweight and obesity, are linked to leading causes of deaths globally.