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A 32-year-old female asked:

i have an 9 year old who weighs 135. he sneaks food sohe wont get in trouble for eating between meals. how do i get him to eat healthy and lose weight

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
May be unmanageable: There are illnesses such as prader-willi in which nothing anybody can do will stop the kid from doing this -- it is compulsive and only a new experimental treatment based on the profound brain / hormonal disturbance alters (abolishes) this behavior. If your doc's advice & maybe meds have failed, perhaps this is the wrong battle & instead you can focus on other ways to help jr to gain useful skills.

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Last updated Apr 9, 2013

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