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US paediatricians call for checks for childhood obesity

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: (Published 04 September 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:518
  1. Scott Gottlieb
  1. New York

    The American Academy of Pediatrics has called on its members to make obesity screening and counselling a routine part of children's check ups, like testing reflexes or administering immunisations.

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    Boy at fat people's festival, USA

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    The report offers paediatricians procedures to identify patients and intervene before their weight problems start, rather than waiting until children are too heavy. …

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