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Recent Advances in Treatment of Childhood Obesity

Author(s):

Walter Milano, Paola Ambrosio, Francesca Carizzone, Walter Di Munzio, Valeria De Biasio and Anna Capasso*   Pages 1 - 7 ( 7 )

Abstract:


Childhood obesity has assumed epidemic proportions and is currently one of the most widespread public health problems. Many are the factors involved in the pathogenesis of excess weight with interactions between genetic, environmental and biological factors and therefore, also the therapeutic approach must be multidisciplinary and multidimensional. In this review of the literature, we report the contiguity of childhood obesity with eating disorders and the importance of involving the family context in order to induce stable lifestyle changes, both in relation to dietary and nutritional habits, but also in increasing physical activity. Finally, among the therapeutic options, although for selected cases, pharmacotherapy and bariatric surgery can be used as treatment strategies.

Keywords:

Childhood, eating disorders, obesity, pharmacotherapy, surgery, dietary habits, nutritional habits.

Affiliation:

Departmental Operative Unit, “Eating Disorders” ASL North Naples 2, Departmental Operative Unit, “Eating Disorders” ASL North Naples 2, Departmental Operative Unit, “Eating Disorders” ASL North Naples 2, Departmental Operative Unit, “Eating Disorders” ASL North Naples 2, Departmental Operative Unit, “Eating Disorders” ASL North Naples 2, Department of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Salerno



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