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Arch Pediatr. 2004 Oct;11(10):1274-6.

[Adolescent obesity: guidelines for the management].

[Article in French]

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Département de pédiatrie, CHU Nord, Amiens, France.


The increasing prevalence of adolescent obesity justifies widespread effort and attention of the paediatrician. In order to manage, following points are to be documented: (I) weight status assessed on the basis of body mass index (BMI)split in two levels: obesity grade I: >or=97 ème centile, obesity grade 2: level IOTFC 30; (2) complete anamnesis including age at adiposity rebound and existence of overweight in family; (3) research of associated morbidity and medical risks;(4) assessment of food intake and feeding practice; (5) assessment of physical activity; (6) talk with the adolescent to assess the psychological status, looking after depressive symptoms, anxiety, loss of self esteem. Once the items are documented, it allowed making a plan to manage the obesity in alliance with the adolescent and his family.

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