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Ann Endocrinol (Paris). 2003 Nov;64(5 Pt 2):S34-9.

[Management of childhood obesity].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Centre Médical Pédiatrique, Francheville, France.


The prevalence of obesity is currently increasing in children and young adolescents in France, and affects about 10 to 14% of them. Therapeutic objectives should aim to improve, on the long-term, the weight/body mass index curve. Restrictive diet and weight loss should not be the primary target. The focus has to be on a balanced healthy diet, tailored to children growth, associated with a regular physical activity. Children weight management should be within the usual life conditions, taking into account familial and social environmental conditions, through a multidisciplinary team approach as those implemented in our paediatric medical centre. The objectives, management steps and current results of our therapeutic educational project are described.

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