Childhood Obesity: Practical Considerations for Prevention and Management

Ponder, Stephen W.; Anderson, Meaghan A.
July 2007
Diabetes Spectrum;Summer2007, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p148
Academic Journal
Treating obesity in the adult, and even more so in the pediatric, population can be a daunting and difficult task. Health care providers need to take a proactive role when treating children and focus on prevention of obesity rather than waiting until the condition exists. Obesity can lead to several complications and comorbidities; this article will address how to make an appropriate and thorough assessment of a child's lifestyle and behaviors and how to implement interventions that will result in improved health.


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