Obesity in children. Tackling a growing problem.

  title={Obesity in children. Tackling a growing problem.},
  author={John McLennan},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={33 1-2},
BACKGROUND Childhood and adolescent obesity has increased dramatically over the past 25 years in Australia. Currently over 20% of Australian children are overweight or obese. The National Health and Medical Research Council has recently developed the 'Clinical practice guidelines for the management of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents'. OBJECTIVE This article discusses the assessment and management of childhood and adolescent overweight and obesity. DISCUSSION Children and… CONTINUE READING

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