Ace the Case: A 15-Year-Old Girl With Morbid Obesity

Summary and References


As obesity continues to be a global health epidemic for adolescents, clinicians need to be vigilant in screening, preventing, and treating this condition. All children and adolescents should be screened annually for obesity, and when identified should be treated early. A team approach, consisting of physicians, nurses, nutritionists, and counselors, should be implemented when possible. Additionally, providers should not hesitate to refer overweight adolescents that meet criteria for bariatric surgical intervention.


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