Obesity in Children Health (cont.)

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American Heart Association, Overweight in Children

Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance

The Hormone Foundation (http://www.hormone.org)

Authors and Editors

Author: Robert Ferry Jr., MD

Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD

Previous contributing authors and editors:

Author: Rick Kulkarni, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine; Director of Informatics, Department of Emergency Medicine, UCLA/Olive View-UCLA Medical Center.

Editors: Steven Schwarz, MD, Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Long Island College Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center; Francisco Talavera, PharmD, PhD, Senior Pharmacy Editor, eMedicine; Jonathan Adler, MD, Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital.

REFERENCES:

American Heart Association. "Dietary Recommendations for Healthy Children." Apr. 19, 2012. <http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/GettingHealthy/NutritionCenter/Dietary-Recommendations-for-Healthy-Children_UCM_303886_Article.jsp>.

Ferry Jr., R.J., ed. Nutrition and Health: Management of Pediatric Obesity and Diabetes. New York: Springer Science+Business Media, 2011: 416.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Childhood Overweight and Obesity." Apr. 27, 2012. <http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/childhood/>.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/11/2012

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