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Pediatr Clin North Am. 2007 Dec;54(6):969-81; xi.

Integrative approach to obesity.

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The Center for Children's Integrative Medicine, 55 Vilcom Circle, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA. hmcclafferty@earthlink.net

Abstract

Integrative medicine blends conventional medicine with carefully evaluated complementary therapies and considers all elements of a patient's lifestyle (physical, mental, spiritual). Integrative medicine therapies and philosophies have characteristics similar to those of successful treatment programs for pediatric obesity. This article defines pediatric obesity and explores those similarities in more detail. It also updates the practitioner on selected integrative approaches as they relate to prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity.

PMID:
18061786
DOI:
10.1016/j.pcl.2007.10.006
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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