ObesityCE
LECTURECME

Emerging Perspectives on Personalized Approaches to Managing Pediatric and Adolescent Obesity

Author(s)/Faculty: Joan C. Han, MD; Lee M. Kaplan, MD, PhD, FTOS; Peter Kühnen, MD; Sonali Malhotra, MD; Erica L. T. van den Akker, MD, PhD
Release Date: 1/2/2020Expiration Date: 1/1/2021
Credit Type: CMENumber of Credits: 1.75
Content Type: LectureProvider:
Obesity among children and young adults has escalated substantially over recent decades and now represents one of the major global health problems of the current era. Numerous mechanisms are involved in the regulation of body fat and weight, and when these are disturbed, they can lead to diverse subtypes of obesity. Genetics, developmental influences (metabolic programming or epigenetic modification), and environmental factors all play important roles. Personalized approaches to the management of obesity in children and adolescents are key to improving quality of life and long-term successful outcomes. Using short lectures and illustrative case studies, this CME activity describes some of the emerging opportunities for precision medicine and advanced diagnostic testing to enhance obesity treatment in this patient population.