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Minerva Pediatrica 2004 June;56(3):265-76

Copyright © 2004 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Pediatric obesity prevention and management

Elliott M. A., Copperman N. M., Jacobson M. S.


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Obesity has reached epidemic proportions worldwide in turn redirecting the goals of the Pediatric well care visit. There is no effective pharmacological or surgical treatment available for this entity but if left unaddressed it can lead to detrimental medical complications. Several known contributors to obesity exist which allow the development of successful prevention programs. Prior to initiating such a program, a pediatric practitioner should be equipped with the skills of identification of overweight and its risk factors as well as strong knowledge of treatment options. We attempt to provide the appropriate guidelines for childhood obesity prevention in this review.

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