Severe Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Identification, Associated Health Risks, and Treatment Approaches
Published: September 09, 2013
- 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.
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