Asociación Colombiana de Endocrinología Pediátrica

Pediatric Obesity Algorithm: A Clinical Tool for Treating Childhood Obesity

Understanding Childhood Obesity
Childhood obesity is a serious public health threat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity affects 12.7 million infants, children, and adolescents ages 2 to 19. Treating childhood obesity requires an understanding of the patient’s family and cultural background as well as medical and psychological expertise.



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