Childhood Obesity Treatment Literature Review

  • Wendy L. Ward-Begnoche
  • Tracie L. Pasold
  • Vicki McNeill
  • K. Deane Peck
  • Samiya Razzaq
  • E. McCrea Fry
  • Karen L. Young

Childhood obesity is an urgent problem deserving clinical attention and community resources. There are several key treatment concepts that are unique to the treatment of children: (1) treatment must be family centered, (2) treatment must be developmentally appropriate, (3) weight goals are complicated in growing children, and (4) malnutrition must be addressed and good nutrition continued during treatment to maintain normal linear growth and health (Barlow & Dietz, 1998; American Academy of Pediatrics, 2003; Expert Committee, 2007). Furthermore, complications of obesity can be both medical and psychological, which must be uncovered and treated in order to have optimal health and successful weight management. Common medical problems encountered involve the cardiovascular and respiratory systems (Calderon, Yucha, & Schaffer, 2005; Gidding et al., 2004), chronic pain (Marcus, 2004), insulin resistance (Young-Hyman, Schlundt, Herman, De Luca, & Counts, 2001), and other endocrine disorders...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wendy L. Ward-Begnoche
    • 1
  • Tracie L. Pasold
  • Vicki McNeill
  • K. Deane Peck
  • Samiya Razzaq
  • E. McCrea Fry
  • Karen L. Young
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsUAMS College of Medicine, Arkansas Children’s HospitalLittle RockUSA

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