March 2012 Author in the Room® Teleconference
Author: David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD
Article: Weight Loss Strategies for Adolescents
- Childhood obesity arises from a complex interplay of biology, behavior, and the environment. Consequently, successful treatment requires targeting multiple determinants of body weight.
Family-based treatment offers the most immediate and effective approach for childhood obesity, with benefits for all family members.
Ultimately, the solution to the obesity epidemic will require a comprehensive public health strategy to make the social environment healthier for children and adults.