Severe Obesity in Children and Adolescents: Identification, Associated Health Risks, and Treatment Approaches

Published: September 09, 2013

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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.