American Academy of Pediatrics Wants to Fight Childhood Obesity With Drugs and Surgery, Not Exercise

Medications and surgery are being recommended for children as young as 12 in order to fight off obesity “early and aggressively,” according to new guidelines released Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics.Previously, the practice of “watchful waiting” was applied to see if a child would grow out of their obesity but “Waiting doesn’t work,” according to Dr. Ihuoma Eneli, who co-authored the first guidance on childhood obesity in 15 years from the American Academy of P …

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