Providers may be missing out on childhood obesity diagnosis

01/2/2013 | DailyRx.com

Extremely obese children showed higher rates of diagnosis and health education during visits compared with their less obese and overweight peers, suggesting that health care professionals may rely more on the visual characteristics of obesity than actual diagnosis. A well child visit is a good opportunity to talk about healthy lifestyles and body weight in children, authors wrote in the International Journal of Obesity.

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