Severe Obesity in Children and Adolescents

Updated:Sep 9,2013
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Severe Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Identification, Associated Health Risks, and Treatment Approaches


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  • Current treatments for severe pediatric obesity are relatively ineffective and lack widespread availability.
  • Recognition of severe obesity by pediatricians is important because treatment of this disease is challenging. 
  • Novel treatment approaches for severely obese youth will require investment in research and commitment of resources in clinical care.


    Read the full article in Circulation
    Circulation. 2013: published online before print September 9, 2013, 10.1161/CIR.0b013e3182a5cfb3

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