Childhood Obesity (cont.)

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What research is being done on childhood obesity?

The National Institutes for Health (NIH) web site lists 199 open studies currently focused on the pediatric age range (http://clinicaltrials.gov/search/
open/term=obesity+%5BCONDITION%5D+AND+child+%5BAGE-GROUP%5D
). These studies are exploring the various causes and associations of obesity; the physical, emotional, and financial impact of pediatric obesity; as well as a broad array of management tools, potential medications, and other therapies for the treatment of childhood obesity.

Where can people find more information on childhood obesity?

Accurate and timely information regarding pediatric obesity may be found at the following web sites:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/index.html
http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/obesity/index.htm

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
http://www.aap.org/obesity/index.html

American Dietetic Association
http://www.eatright.org

National Institutes for Health (NIH)
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obesityinchildren.html

REFERENCES:

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). "Prevention and Treatment of Childhood Overweight and Obesity." <http://www.aap.org/obesity/index.html>.

American Dietetic Association. <http://www.eatright.org>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Childhood Obesity." June 3, 2010. <http://www.cdc.gov/HealthyYouth/obesity/index.htm>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Childhood Overweight and Obesity." Apr. 29, 2011. <http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/index.html>.

United States. National Institutes for Health (NIH). "Obesity in Children." <http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/obesityinchildren.html>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/25/2012

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