Breaking the cycle of childhood obesity

Every specialty has its burden, and pediatric endocrinology’s is obesity. Primary care providers refer because they or the child’s parents suspect the cause is hormonal. It almost never is. The overly adipose child invariably has, using older terminology, exogenous obesity. Traditionally, this has implied excessive calorie intake and inadequate expenditure (the “overactive fork and underactive Read more… Breaking the cycle of childhood obesity originally appeared in KevinMD.com.

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