Obesity management in kids is no different than treatment in adults in that it requires multidisciplinary intervention and ongoing monitoring to assure that lost weight is not regained.
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Unfortunately, we are far from having the infrastructure, the resources, or the medical expertise to provide adequate obesity interventions to the over 500,000 Canadian kids (and their parents?), who urgently require obesity treatments.
Dr. Arya M. Sharma, MD/PhD, FRCPC is Professor of Medicine & Chair for Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also the Medical Director of the Edmonton Capital Health Region’s interdisciplinary Weight Wise Program.
Dr. Sharma is also the Scientific Director of the Canadian Obesity Network funded through the federal Networks of Centres Excellence program. Dr. Sharma has authored and co-authored more than 250 scientific articles and has lectured widely on the etiology and management of obesity and related cardiovascular disorders. He sends his informative messages through his blog Dr. Sharma’s Obesity Notes.
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