0
We're unable to sign you in at this time. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
We were able to sign you in, but your subscription(s) could not be found. Please try again in a few minutes.
Retry
There may be a problem with your account. Please contact the AMA Service Center to resolve this issue.
Contact the AMA Service Center:
Telephone: 1 (800) 262-2350 or 1 (312) 670-7827  *   Email: subscriptions@jamanetwork.com
Error Message ......
Editorial |

Treating Pediatric Obesity:  Generating the Evidence

Thomas N. Robinson, MD, MPH
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008;162(12):1191-1192. doi:10.1001/archpedi.162.12.1191.
Text Size: A A A
Published online

Extract

In the United States, nearly 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese.1 Most pediatricians see obese children every day in their practices. One cannot just ignore the problem hoping it will disappear. How do you treat them? What do you recommend? In this era of evidence-based medicine, why do we know so little about how to successfully treat such a common and important problem?

In March 1997, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration convened a small group of clinicians and researchers for 2 days to review the available evidence and develop “expert committee recommendations” for evaluating and treating pediatric obesity.2 It was openly acknowledged that “Because so few studies of this problem have been performed, the approaches to evaluation and therapy presented here rarely are evidence-based.”2(p1) The resulting recommendations, however, were frequently cited as useful guides for treatment while awaiting additional relevant evidence.

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

First Page Preview

View Large
First page PDF preview

Figures

Tables

References

Correspondence

CME
Also Meets CME requirements for:
Browse CME for all U.S. States
Accreditation Information
The American Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The AMA designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM per course. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Physicians who complete the CME course and score at least 80% correct on the quiz are eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.
Note: You must get at least of the answers correct to pass this quiz.
Your answers have been saved for later.
You have not filled in all the answers to complete this quiz
The following questions were not answered:
Sorry, you have unsuccessfully completed this CME quiz with a score of
The following questions were not answered correctly:
Commitment to Change (optional):
Indicate what change(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Your quiz results:
The filled radio buttons indicate your responses. The preferred responses are highlighted
For CME Course: A Proposed Model for Initial Assessment and Management of Acute Heart Failure Syndromes
Indicate what changes(s) you will implement in your practice, if any, based on this CME course.
Submit a Comment

Multimedia

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Web of Science® Times Cited: 14

Sign in

Create a free personal account to sign up for alerts, share articles, and more.

Purchase Options

• Buy this article
• Subscribe to the journal

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.

See Also...
Articles Related By Topic
Related Collections
PubMed Articles
Jobs
brightcove.createExperiences();