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Can a12 year old take diet pills she dosent have a heart condision just fat

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Dr. Martin Fried
General Practice

In brief: Not good idea

Why cant a 12 year old learn to make good choices such as eating healthy, with filling foods high in nutrients such as fruits and vegetables, instead of a diet pill.
A diet pill doesnt teach anyone anything about good choices and healthy eating. There are side effects as well to these medicines such as raising your blood pressure. Its not recommended

In brief: Not good idea

Why cant a 12 year old learn to make good choices such as eating healthy, with filling foods high in nutrients such as fruits and vegetables, instead of a diet pill.
A diet pill doesnt teach anyone anything about good choices and healthy eating. There are side effects as well to these medicines such as raising your blood pressure. Its not recommended
Dr. Martin Fried
Dr. Martin Fried
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine

In brief: A

A 12 year old should not be taking any diet pills as they could cause many adverse effects, the most worrisome being heart issues.
A proper diet and exercise are proven safe and effective. She needs to visit a nutritionist for a specific diet plan.She should start exercising or join an organized sports team. Also her doctor or even the school nurse may have information on programs for kids that need to lose weight. Please encourage her!

In brief: A

A 12 year old should not be taking any diet pills as they could cause many adverse effects, the most worrisome being heart issues.
A proper diet and exercise are proven safe and effective. She needs to visit a nutritionist for a specific diet plan.She should start exercising or join an organized sports team. Also her doctor or even the school nurse may have information on programs for kids that need to lose weight. Please encourage her!
Dr. Joy Jackson
Dr. Joy Jackson
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