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AAP Says Obese Children Should Be Treated “Aggressively” With Drugs and Surgery

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New guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) state that obese children should be evaluated and treated “early and aggressively” with medications or weight loss surgeries.1 This is the first guidance from the AAP in 15 years on childhood obesity, which affects more than 14.4 million children in the U.S. and has tripled in […]

More Than 20 Percent of Children in America Suffer from Obesity

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A recent study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics reported that the obesity rate among children and adolescents between the ages of two and 19 years old has risen to nearly 22 percent from 2011 to 2020 in the United States.1 2 Obesity Up Among Children of All Races and Ethnic […]

Childhood Obesity Epidemic Made Worse by Social Distancing Policies

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The mysterious outbreak of hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) in children in the United States has now grown to 109 cases, including five deaths. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is investigating these cases that have been reported in 25 states and territories during the past seven months. The World Health Organization […]

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