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Pediatric Obesity: A Focus on Treatment Options

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Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease in the pediatric population. Despite continued efforts to prevent obesity in the population, obesity rates continue to climb, and there has been a dramatic increase in severe obesity (body mass index >/=40). With the current concerns about obesity and comorbid conditions on the health and quality of life, we should have treatment options that serve to reduce this burden on the patient population to improve morbidity and mortality. We need treatment options that are intensive, prescriptive, or deliverable in multidisciplinary settings (i.e. family , school, and medical environment).


Keywords: obesity, pediatric obesity, nutrition, weight loss medications, weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery


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Obesity is the most prevalent chronic disease in the pediatric population. Despite continued efforts to prevent obesity in the population, obesity rates continue to climb, and there has been a dramatic increase in severe obesity (body mass index >/=40). With the current concerns about obesity and comorbid conditions on the health and quality of life, we should have treatment options that serve to reduce this burden on the patient population to improve morbidity and mortality. We need treatment options that are intensive, prescriptive, or deliverable in multidisciplinary settings (i.e. family , school, and medical environment).


Keywords: obesity, pediatric obesity, nutrition, weight loss medications, weight loss surgery, bariatric surgery


Important Note: All contributions to this Research Topic must be within the scope of the section and journal to which they are submitted, as defined in their mission statements. Frontiers reserves the right to guide an out-of-scope manuscript to a more suitable section or journal at any stage of peer review.

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15 March 2018 Abstract
01 September 2018 Manuscript

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01 September 2018 Manuscript

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