The American Academy of Pediatrics is out with new guidelines for children struggling with obesity. Mayo Clinic Doctor Andrew Storm says the recommendations call for early evaluation and aggressive treatment:
“These are really thoughts we’ve all been having over the past ten years or so in medicine. But what they do is they call out specific situations where a child…and I’m a parent myself so I don’t take this lightly…may need to consider a medication or even a surgery to help them with their fight against obesity.”
Doctor Storm says it impacts their physical and psychological health, and many kids will carry obesity into adulthood if not treated properly.