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how a 12 year old boy can lose weight

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Dr. Tipu Sultan
Specializes in Allergy
Are you overweight?: If you are overweight check with your pediatrician for the cause esp low thyroid. If everything turns ok and you are overweight try low carb diet. Cut ... Read More

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Need adult supervisi: Your desire to loose weight are welcome sign for your committment for better health. Need to be evaluated for height with weight for an overall health ... Read More
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Dr. Martin Ganek
49 years experience Pediatrics
Fast is not safe: The best way to lose weight is to decrease the amount of calories that one takes in while increasing the body's use of calories by increasing exercise ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Does the 12 year: old actually need to lose weight? Slower is usually better than quickly. Healthy weight and body fat is more about life style then going on rapid d ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Energy in<energy out: There are things i need to know. Height, wgt, bmi, pubertal level, food intake, activity level are just starters. In general, weight gain occurs whe ... Read More
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
If he's 5'4" or &lt;, : his BMI is 95th%ile or &gt;, in the obese range; if 5'5" - 5'8", in the overweight range. See his pediatrician, who will calculate his BMI, &amp; do ... Read More
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A 12-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Not about candy: At that size I would first have a regular checkup done as he may already have signs of pre-diabetes and high blood pressure. Once medical issues have ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Lavin
41 years experience Pediatrics
Change eating: The best way to become thinner is to eat less and eat better. Eat better means only drink water (skim milk the only exception), and only have fruits ... Read More
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A 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Rogu
Specializes in Pediatrics
Run around &amp; No Soda: The best thing for this age is as follows: 1) Join organized sports team(Soccer,football,lacrosse,basketball) 2) Remove all sugar drinks only water. D ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Several Things: More exercise, portion control and better eating habits referring to dietary choices.

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