Childhood Overweight and Obesity

Jamilah Grant-Guimaraes, Ronald Feinstein, Erica Laber, Jennifer Kosoy

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Childhood overweight and obesity are increasing in prevalence and are a growing health concern. The diseases and their comorbidities have devastating consequences to children and adults as well as families, communities, and the nation. Comorbidities are cardiorespiratory, endocrinologic, gastrointestinal, orthopedic, and psychosocial. Health care providers are facing this crisis with limited medical, community, and federal resources and insufficient reimbursement. This article reviews recent trends in the assessment and treatment of this disease as well as trends in reimbursement, financial implications, and the need for further research and advocacy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)715-728
Number of pages14
JournalGastroenterology Clinics of North America
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gastroenterology


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