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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. boudailliez.bernard@chu-amiens.fr

Abstract

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.

PMID:
15475292
DOI:
10.1016/j.arcped.2004.04.012
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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