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J Pediatr. 2004 Aug;145(2):253-4.

Increased prevalence of constipation and fecal soiling in a population of obese children.

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  • 1Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, and Optimum Weight for Life Program, The Children's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA. laurie.fishman@childrens.harvard.edu

Abstract

To determine the prevalence of constipation and fecal soiling in obese children, we asked standardized questions during the initial visit to the obesity clinic. In 80 obese children, 23% met the criteria for constipation, and 15% reported fecal soiling. Constipation and soiling are more prevalent in obese children.

PMID:
15289779
DOI:
10.1016/j.jpeds.2004.04.022
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