Addressing Pediatric Obesity in Ambulatory Care: Where Are We and Where Are We Going?

Carine M. Lenders, Aaron J. Manders, Joanna E. Perdomo, Kathy A. Ireland, Sarah E. Barlow

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Since the "2007 summary report of child and adolescent overweight and obesity treatment" published by Barlow, many obesity intervention studies have been conducted in pediatric ambulatory care. Although several meta-analyses have been published in the interim, many studies were excluded because of the focus and criteria of these meta-analyses. Therefore, the primary goal of this article was to identify randomized case-control trials conducted in the primary care setting and to report on treatment approaches, challenges, and successes. We have developed four themes for our discussion and provide a brief summary of our findings. Finally, we identified major gaps and potential solutions and describe several urgent key action items.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-240
Number of pages27
JournalCurrent obesity reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Adolescents
  • Obesity
  • Pediatrics
  • Randomized case–control studies
  • Review
  • Weight management

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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