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MMW Fortschr Med. 2006 Oct 5;148(40):38-40.

[Diagnosis and treatment of overweight in children and adolescents].

[Article in German]

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  • 1Chefarzt Klinik Hochried, Zentrum für Kinderund Jugendmedizin, Murnau.


With regard to obesity in children and adolescents in Germany, representative data are scarce, and there are no catamnestic data on the outcome of various therapeutic interventions. The study group "Obesity in Children and Adolescents" developed evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and prevention, which are available for diagnostic and management strategies. The implementation of the standards for day-to-day care laid down there places the family doctor at the center of things, with the task of coordinating the diagnostic and therapeutic processes. The interdisciplinary specialized doctor's office could markedly improve the care afforded to obese children and adolescents, and their families, and serve as a contact point for regional preventive activities.

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