Obesity in children: epidemic and opportunity.

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Obesity has become widespread among both adults and children in the United States, with the prevalence of overweight and obese children increasing from 15% in 1971 to more than 30% in 2000. This article discusses how to determine whether a child is overweight or obese, the causes of childhood obesity, as well as how physicians can treat this disease using family-based diet, exercise, and behavior modification programs; weight-loss medications; protein-sparing modified fasting; and bariatric surgery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalMinnesota medicine
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2005


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