Health Perspectives Blog

march 1st, 2023

One step forward and two steps back: the New Obesity Guidelines in the US

In late January 2023, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released new recommendations for treating children with obesity. The guidelines, involving drastic interventions for overweight children as young as two years old, have been critiqued for their aggressiveness. Today, we’ll outline the successes and downfalls of these guidelines, and what they mean for children in the US. Read more

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