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"Is the Office-based Pediatrician Liable for Pediatric Obesity" by Charles Schechter and Sean Dugan - published in MD News Long Island

August 18, 2017

"Early-onset obesity in America has been termed an “epidemic.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 17 percent of American children are obese. Obesity is defined as a body mass index of greater than or equal to the 95th percentile. Aside from the extra cost of medical care involved, estimated to be $14 billion, obesity related conditions can result in significant future conditions, including cardiovascular issues, metabolic syndromes, orthopedic injuries, diabetes and end stage liver disease."

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