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Table of Contents Preface. Introduction. Geographical, Historical and Epidemiological Aspects. Main Factors Associated with Obesity in Various Periods of Growth. Physical Characteristics of the Obese Child and Adolescent. Energy Expenditure and Physical Activity. Evaluation of Functional Status. Food Intake. Biochemical Characteristics. Hormonal Characteristics. Physiological Aspects. Health Problems. Treatment and Management. Practical Programs for Weight Management During the Growing Years. Summary. General Conclusions and Perspectives.