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U.S. Academy of Pediatrics: Over 14.4 million children and teens are living with obesity

News 12's Mary-Lyn Buckley spoke with an obesity specialist on the new ways doctors are looking to combat obesity.

News 12 Staff

Jan 13, 2023, 3:38 AM

Updated 525 days ago

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More than 14.4 million children and teens are living with obesity, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In children and teens, obesity is defined as a BMI at or above the 95th percentile. Now, for the first time in over a decade and a half, doctors are following new guidelines on how to treat this disease-- now saying surgery and medications should be used in some cases.
News 12's Mary-Lyn Buckley spoke with an obesity specialist on the new ways doctors are looking to combat obesity.  


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