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What You Need to know about Kids and High Body Weight

What You Need to know about Kids and High Body Weight

Update: 2024-02-201
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Children and adolescents are expected to gain weight as they age, but how much is too much? Childhood obesity rates are on the rise, along with disordered eating among teens. So how can kids and their parents address this head on? Dr. Jack Yanovski, a pediatric endocrinologist at the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development recommends first determining who is most concerned about the weight. From there, he tells Sanjay about the causes and consequences of high body weight in kids, as well as treatment options – which include weight loss medications for children as young as 12. Dr. Yanovski also offers guidance on how to talk to kids about food and weight.

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What You Need to know about Kids and High Body Weight

What You Need to know about Kids and High Body Weight

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