How best to help kids lose weight
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Screen children and adolescents for obesity and offer them multifaceted weight loss interventions, based on new evidence (and a recent US Preventive Services Task Force [USPSTF] recommendation) of their effectiveness. Consider adding a weight loss medication as further help for adolescents. Strength of Recommendation: A: Based on a systematic review of 23 randomized and 2 nonrandomized controlled trials.
Journal of Family Practice, 59(7) 2010: 386-388.