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MANAGEMENT OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY--OFFICE-BASED MANAGEMENT OF CHILDHOOD OBESITY/OVERWEIGHT by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Fri 08 May 2009 11:36pm   Prevention and treatment of childhood overweight should be part of the anticipatory guidance provided during routine health supervision visits, particularly in families with children at risk for overweight. Calculating and plotting the BMI yearly will identify children experiencing rapid weight gain or early adiposity rebound. Anticipatory gui ... Read on »
FDA approves “Belviq,” weight loss drug for obese and overweight people by The Doctor's Journal Posted Mon 02 Jul 2012 6:20pm Has your hefty weight always been your problem? Now, it won’t be for much longer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently approved Belviq (generic name: Lorcaserin hydrochloride) for long-term weight loss management. The approval of Belviq is considered a medical breakthrough, ending the 13-year slump of disapproving and withdrawin ... Read on »
Obesity, Overweight, Fat pregnancy Risks Low IQ Baby by Plantarian Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Tue 28 Jun 2011 4:23am Despite the headlines health and nutrition consultant and fertility expert from Foods for Life , Yvonne Bishop-Weston in Harley Street London said today "It's fine for mothers to eat for two if they eat whole food rather than half food. If mother's focus on a diet rich in low GL plant foods such as vegetables, beans, fuit, berries, nuts and se ... Read on »
PROBLEMS IN CHILDHOOD OBESITY / OVERWEIGHT by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:22pm 2 Comments What are the negative health outcomes associated with obesity?  Overweight or obese children and adolescents are at risk for many health problems. Some of the negative health outcomes that may be more obvious to children and their parents are asthma, sleep apnea, skin infections, and complaints of joint pain. All of these are significant health ... Read on »
TREATMENT FOR CHILDHOOD OBESITY/OVERWEIGHT by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:22pm Successful treatment of obesity is challenging, and treatment goals vary, depending on the age of the child and the severity of complications from being overweight. Children are still growing, so severe caloric restriction and weight loss may be detrimental. Weight maintenance rather than weight loss is frequently a reasonable initial goal. As chil ... Read on »
Childhood obesity/overweight and related problems by charakadas Patient Expert Posted Thu 07 May 2009 9:22pm OBESITY Obesity is an excess percentage of body weight due to fat that puts people at risk for many health problems. In children older than two years of age, obesity is assessed by a measure called the Body Mass Index (BMI).  Read on »
Children: obesity and overweight. by Marina C. Posted Thu 21 Oct 2010 7:44pm While I was waiting for my appointment I got one magazine and began reading . Then I came across one Brazilian study that says that in Brazil, nowadays, has 6% of the children with 15% over the ideal weight. At U.S.A. these numbers upper: 10%. But on the other hand, talking about overweight , Brazil has 22% of children that have their weight be ... Read on »
This Is Your Brain On Obesity: Why Overweight People Have A Harder Time Thinking by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Mon 22 Oct 2012 10:52am From Bliss Tree….. OK, this is interesting. A new research study suggests that people who are obese have dramatically different functioning brains–so much so that this could account for poor eating decisions and impulse control when it comes to putting down the chips and ice cream. But can we really blame our brains for over-eating? Pre ... Read on »
Overweight and Obese Teens Have Overweight/Obese Friends by Linda Posted Sat 18 Jul 2009 12:00am A recent study done at USC shows that overweight/obese teens are twice as likely to have overweight/obese friends than normal weight teens. The researchers also found that overweight girls were more likely to name more friends, but less likely to be named as a friend than normal-weight girls. The link between obesity and social networks was ex ... Read on »
Weight Loss Reduces Hot Flashes In Overweight And Obese Women by Anita Patient Expert Posted Mon 14 Feb 2011 2:29pm Image by Combined Media via Flickr A new study shows that overweight and obese women who suffer from hot flashes can reduce the severity of their hot flashes if they lose weight through diet or exercise. Hot flashes , which are associated with sleeping problem s, anxiety and depression, are the most common complaints of women during menopa ... Read on »