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December 1, 2008

Treating Pediatric ObesityGenerating the Evidence

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Copyright 2008 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2008

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008;162(12):1191-1192. doi:10.1001/archpedi.162.12.1191

In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese.1 Most pediatricians see obese children every day in their practices. One cannot just ignore the problem hoping it will disappear. How do you treat them? What do you recommend? In this era of evidence-based medicine, why do we know so little about how to successfully treat such a common and important problem?