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LSUHSC'S Sothern pens new book on safe exercise for overweight kids
Date:7/16/2014

d effective physical activities for them," notes Dr. Sothern. "My goal in writing this book was to provide a scientifically supported and clinically relevant source of information to guide those selections."

During more than two decades of childhood obesity research and clinical practice, Dr. Sothern's contributions significantly advanced knowledge of this complex disorders. Best known for her work in promoting active play as a means of preventing and treating childhood obesity, Dr. Sothern led her field in establishing standardized guidelines for prescribing exercise for children with increasing levels of obesity. Her research is widely published in a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific journals and two scientific textbooks, The Handbook of Pediatric Obesity: Clinical Management (Taylor and Francis, 2006) and The Handbook of Pediatric Obesity: Etiology, Pathophysiology and Prevention (Taylor and Francis, 2005). She also senior-authored a popular press book for parents to use in conjunction with their pediatrician or family physician entitled Trim Kids (2001, Harper Collins).


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Contact: Leslie Capo
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504-568-4806
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
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