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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences Press
ISSN: 1018-4406
EISSN: 2008-2150
Vol. 23, No. 6, 2013, pp. 621-631
Bioline Code: pe13134
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Iranian Journal of Pediatrics, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2013, pp. 621-631

 en Obese and Overweight Children and Adolescents: An Algorithmic Clinical Approach
Alizadeh, Zahra; Khosravi, Sharzad & Borna, Sima


Obesity in children and adolescents is a hot issue throughout the world. Numerous complications are related to childhood obesity, such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, insulin resistance and psychological problems. Therefore, identification and treatment of this problem have an important role in the health system. In this clinical approach, we have provided a general overview of the assessment and management of obesity in children and adolescents, including definitions, history-taking, physical examinations, and laboratory testing for general practitioners and pediatricians. Furthermore, conventional therapies (physical activity, eating habits and behavioral modification) and non-conventional treatments (drugs and surgery options) have been discussed.

Obesity; Overweight; Physical Activity; Children

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