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Childhood obesity

Posted on Jan 14, 2011 4:45:00 PM

Current Opinion in Lipidology, 01/14/2011

Reinehr T et al. – A new promising prevention approach is to change the environment. Therapy of choice in already obese children is lifestyle intervention. Again, including their parents is crucial for success. However, this kind of intervention is only suitable for families motivated to change their lifestyle habits. Especially in extremely obese adolescents, additional therapeutic approaches such as drugs and bariatric surgery have to be considered. Even if of knowledge of childhood obesity improves every year, many...read more

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