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Recommendations for Obesity Screenings in Children

Wednesday, November 30, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lindsay Cashman
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The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued draft recommendations for screening children and adolescents for obesity and is collecting public feedback prior to releasing a final statement.The draft calls for screening of children six years and older using Body Mass Index comparisons based upon age and gender. 17% of youth aged 2-19 are considered obese and 32% are classified as overweight. Obesity can lead to other health problems so prevention is a priority. 

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