Author in the Room: Weight Loss Strategies for Adolescents

March 2012 Author in the Room® Teleconference


Author: David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD


Article: Weight Loss Strategies for Adolescents


Summary Points:

  • 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.


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