January 9, 2023
Public Health/Prevention
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) updated its recommendations on treating childhood obesity for the first time in 15 years. The new guidelines emphasize that obesity is a complex and chronic condition and that intensive behavioral and lifestyle changes should be the first-line approach. However, for the first time, the AAP also includes recommendations for anti-obesity medications and surgery. The guidance comes as childhood obesity rates have continued to rise over the past decade and a half. (Press release here; Articles here and here)