Two views of treating obesity in childhood.

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Contemporary Pediatrics

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Pediatric Obesity Therapy; Pediatric Obesity Prevention and Control; Energy Metabolism; Prevalence; Pediatric Obesity Epidemiology; Homeostasis; Body Composition; Energy Intake; Leptin Deficiency; Severity of Illness; Public Health; Risk Assessment; Pediatric Obesity Familial and Genetic


The article presents two insights about treatment of obesity in childhood. Dr. Allen F. Browne conveyed his response to a report by Dr. Alvin N. Eden titled "10 commandments of obesity prevention for children." Browne said lack of improvement in the prevalence of pediatric obesity makes sense if one looks at obesity as a disease. Eden agrees that genetics play a poorly understood role in the development of obesity.

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