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Computer-assisted tools alert pediatricians to obese patients
Date:2/21/2012

cians monitor their patient's height and weight to determine if the patient is at risk for obesity.

Few studies have reported the impact that a system wide clinical initiative can have on improving the diagnosis and management of obesity among children and adolescents.

This study is part of the Kaiser Permanente's ongoing work to identify and treat childhood obesity through research and community programs. Previous research studies related to childhood obesity include:

  • A study that found children who are overweight or obese have a significantly higher prevalence of psoriasis, and teens with psoriasis, regardless of their body weight, have higher cholesterol levels.

  • A study that found extremely obese children have a 40 percent higher risk of gastroesophageal reflux disease and children who are moderately obese have a 30 percent higher risk of GERD compared to normal weight children.

  • A study that found extreme obesity is affecting more children at younger ages, with 12 percent of African American teenage girls, 11.2 percent of Hispanic teenage boys, 7.3 percent of boys and 5.5 percent of girls 2 19 years of age now classified as extremely obese.


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Contact: Emily Schwartz
eschwartz@golinharris.com
415-318-4371
Kaiser Permanente
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