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Pediatrics. 2003 Aug;112(2):424-30.

Prevention of pediatric overweight and obesity.

Abstract

The dramatic increase in the prevalence of childhood overweight and its resultant comorbidities are associated with significant health and financial burdens, warranting strong and comprehensive prevention efforts. This statement proposes strategies for early identification of excessive weight gain by using body mass index, for dietary and physical activity interventions during health supervision encounters, and for advocacy and research.

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12897303
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