Saturday, July 19, 2008

AMA Recommends 4-Stage Approach to Treatment of Childhood Obesity

Medscape (subscription)

Physical examination should include measurement of pulse, blood pressure, and evaluation for signs often associated with obesity, such as hepatomegaly from fatty liver disease and acanthosis nigricans, which is associated with insulin resistance. The examination may detect signs of possible reversible causes of obesity, such as deep purple striae and the "buffalo hump" of Cushing's syndrome ...