Q In keeping with the national trend, I've noticed that more and more of my school-age and adolescent patients are becoming overweight.
Study finds obesity treatment can safely begin in early childhood
Data from a 4-year trial of preschool-aged children offers new insight into the effects of initiating obesity management strategies among children in early life.
Addressing atypical anorexia: Part 1
Contemporary Pediatrics sat down with Dr. Erin Harrop, an assistant professor at University of Denver in Colorado and a licensed medical social worker to talk about atypical anorexia nervosa, including diagnostic challenges.
Childhood obesity management may influence cardiovascular risk trajectory in adulthood
A new scientific statement indicates lifestyle interventions may change the trajectory of obesity-related cardiovascular risk from onset in childhood to manifestation in adulthood.
Advancements in FDA approvals for pediatric obesity treatment
GLP-1 receptor agonists, used to treat diabetes, are now
also being used for obesity in children and adolescents.
Study suggests rising obesity prevalence may have altered perceptions of healthy body weights
An analysis of data from nearly 750,000 adolescents from more than 40 countries offers insight into the changing, and possibly inaccurate, perceptions of healthy body weight among younger people since the turn of the century.
AMA asking physicians to de-emphasize BMI use for health and obesity assessment
The American Medical Association is asking doctors to scale back the use of the body mass index (BMI) when assessing obesity and health in patients, noting it should be used jointly with other measurements, and not solely.
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