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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
Possibly some: The obsity is bad enough and reflects poor diet, particularly sugary stuff. The trouble with that is that it might make the child more emotional and c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Valerie Hines
17 years experience Pediatrics
BMI 85-95%: An overweight child is a child who's body mass index (BMI) is between 85-95%le. This is calculated using his/her weight and height and then compared w ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Obesity (overt heavy weight, body mass index over 95th percentile) at any point in childhood including infancy, puts affected children at higher risk ... Read More
Dr. Ali Hallaj-pour
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: If you think about it, the major problem with obesity is to change your eating and exercising habit (although there are other reason for it as well). ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
STOP SUGAR: This is by far the commonest answer that i offer. See my post on my blog ? "sweet and dangerous". The blog is "oxygen, the spark of life" that you can ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Make it fun: The key to helping an overweight child exercise is to make it fun: sports! it can be as simple as a family softball game. Soccer is low impact and bu ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
300 calories: Breakfast should be protein rich with some carbs and little fat. An egg (75 cal), 2 pieces of low cal toast (35 each), jelly (50 cal), and fruit like ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
31 years experience Cardiology
A well : Balanced diet without the junk food and soda plus an increased activity level. Cut back on video games and tv and move more.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Good 4 You 4 trying!: Congratulations for recognizing the problem and trying to do something about it. There is no easy answer, of course. I suggest you lead by example. Ke ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Both: No one loses weight thru exercise, only thru diet. However, exercise curbs hunger, tones muscles, maintains metabolism which tends to slow with reduc ... Read More
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A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
73 years experience Preventive Medicine
All medications: Are based on the weight of the person, usually in kilograms.

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