Management of childhood obesity in pediatric practice.

  title={Management of childhood obesity in pediatric practice.},
  author={C. S. Williams and L A Campanaro and Mike Squillace and Marguerite C Bollella},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
Evaluation of obese children and adolescents in the pediatric office or clinic should include baseline assessment of weight for height and body fatness; rule out endocrine and genetic causes of obesity; and evaluate other health-risk factors, such as those for cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, and hypertension. Treatment of obesity is most successful if realistic goals are set; a balanced low-fat/high-fiber diet is stressed; a safe rate of weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds per week is… CONTINUE READING