hrp0089s3.3 | Recent consensus guidelines | ESPE2018

Pediatric Obesity—Assessment, Treatment, and Prevention: An Endocrine Society Clinical Practice Guideline

Styne Dennis

Pediatric obesity remains an ongoing serious international health concern affecting about 17% of children and adolescents in the United States while worldwide over 41 million children under 5 years are overweight or obese, threatening their adult health and longevity. Pediatric obesity has its basis in genetic susceptibilities influenced by a permissive environment starting in utero and extending through childhood and adolescence. Endocrine etiologies for obesity are rare and ...