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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Green
37 years experience Bariatrics
Lifestyle: Obesity has biologic, genetic, social, behavioral, and psychological components. A lifestyle that includes healthy food choices, portion control, act ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Lifestyle changes: Are essential. Eat healthfully ; be physically active. Aim for 7.5 to 8 hrs sleep / night. Hydrate w at least 64 oz of water / day. Calories burned mu ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
In many ways: Children have the capacity to develop more fat cells until late childhood. After that, fat cells can get larger. So, an obese child will struggle more ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
Apparently so: Dr lewy-weiss knows much more than I do and her answer explains what happens in the hormonal environment.
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Dr. Vered Lewy-Weiss
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Yes/maybe: Particularly in girls, obesity can advance bone age because of increases in adrenal androgens and increased aromatization of androgens to Estrogens th ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Obesity avoidance: Sedentary lifestyle (not enough exercise), excessive portion size and high sugar/carbohydrate/fat/processed food diets are the most prevalent culprits ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew St. Laurent
28 years experience Bariatrics
Yes: The overall trend in childhood obesity has increased over the past 10 years. This has become a more recognized problem in schools and fortunately som ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregg Nishi
21 years experience Bariatrics
Exercises: Yes, but you don't need to focus on any specific exercise. Just get them to be active, play a sport, ride a bike, etc. The other huge component is nu ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Metabolic syndrome consisting of hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, and hypertension is often noted. Some other effects are: fatty liver, PCOS, slipped ca ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Healthy foods/ exerc: Children need to eat healthy diets and avoid many of the high calorie/ high fat foods that are marketed to them. Avoiding greasy, fatty, fast foods is ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Diabo
21 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Many childrens hospital's have programs to assist obese children. Here in philadelphia, many of the health insurance programs offer assistance and inf ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ray Tidman
37 years experience Family Medicine
Healthy, yes: Fresh food as in closer to right out of the garden. Exercise as in free flowing running and playing.

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