Wednesday, February 1, 2023

US pediatricians recommend medicine and surgery against childhood obesity

This Monday, the Academy of Pediatrics of the United States updated for the first time in fifteen years Recommendations for the treatment of childhood obesitywhich includes both Medicine In form of surgery For children suffering from this “chronic condition”.

arise from new guidelines from the Academy of Pediatrics Rise in cases of childhood obesity in the countryThose represent more than fourteen million American children and teens, according to a statement from the organization.

among these recommendations “Pharmacotherapy and Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery” meet for the first timetaking into account “the child’s health status, family system, community context and resources”, in addition to motivational interviewing and intensive lifestyle treatment.

Similarly, the importance of association Risks posed by unhealthy food advertisingEspecially the role played by low socioeconomic level and food insecurity in the household as well as structural racism.

“There is no evidence that ‘watchful waiting’ or delaying treatment for children with obesity is appropriate,” Sandra, one of the authors of the recommendations and vice chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines Subcommittee on Obesity, said in the statement. I have said ,

According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Pandemic hits cases of childhood obesity Among minors and youth between the ages of 2 and 19, the rate of weight gain nearly doubled in 2020.

American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations Ignore the prevention of this diseaseAs will be explained in another future statement, which focuses on long-term strategies and the role of regular medical monitoring.

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