[How to treat childhood obesity? Importance of primary prevention]

Farpour-Lambert, N. J. and Nydegger, A. and Kriemler, S. and L'Allemand, D. and Puder, J. J.. (2008) [How to treat childhood obesity? Importance of primary prevention]. Revue médicale suisse, Vol. 4. pp. 533-536.

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The prevalence of childhood obesity increases dramatically. First signs of cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes appear early in life. The treatment of childhood obesity aims at weight maintenance during growth, normalization of body mass index at long-term and prevention of complications. The family based behavioural therapy is a promising approach. It provides simultaneous treatment for the overweight parent and child in order to modify the family environment, to provide role models and support for child behaviour changes. However, this requires group leaders and multiple counselors to meet with families. The treatment should be initiated as soon as possible, as its efficacy is reduced after the onset of puberty. Early preventive interventions that aim to modify both individual's behaviours and the environment are needed.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Endokrinologie / Diabetologie
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Medizinische Fächer (Klinik) > Endokrinologie / Diabetologie
UniBasel Contributors:Puder, Jardena
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Médecine & hygiène
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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