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WMJ. 2005 Jul;104(5):32-7, 69.

Off the growth curve: the challenge of childhood obesity.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Children's Hospital, 600 Highland Ave H4-436, Madison, WI 53792, USA.


Childhood obesity is an increasingly recognized problem. Health professionals caring for children and adolescents are in a key position to promote behavioral and environmental changes. Still, there is confusion regarding medical evaluation, communication with the family about the implications, and specific treatment goals. This review summarizes appropriate medical evaluation and common sequelae of childhood obesity, and presents a proactive multidiscipline approach to evaluate and treat childhood obesity.

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