Clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric obesity: Recommendations from the committee on pediatric obesity of the Korean society of pediatric gastroenterology hepatology and nutrition

Dae Yong Yi, Soon Chul Kim, Ji Hyuk Lee, Eun Hye Lee, Jae Young Kim, Yong Joo Kim, Ki Soo Kang, Jeana Hong, Jung Ok Shim, Yoon Lee, Ben Kang, Yeoun Joo Lee, Mi Jin Kim, Jin Soo Moon, Hong Koh, Jeong Ae You, Young Sook Kwak, Hyunjung Lim, Hye Ran Yang

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Abstract

The Committee on Pediatric Obesity of the Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition newly developed the first Korean Guideline on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obesity in Children and Adolescents to deliver an evidence-based systematic approach to childhood obesity in South Korea. The following areas were systematically reviewed, especially on the basis of all available references published in South Korea and worldwide, and new guidelines were established in each area with the strength of recommendations based on the levels of evidence: 1) definition and diagnosis of overweight and obesity in children and adolescents; 2) principles of treatment of pediatric obesity; 3) behavioral interventions for children and adolescents with obesity, including diet, exercise, lifestyle, and mental health; 4) pharmacotherapy; and 5) bariatric surgery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-27
Number of pages27
JournalPediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
Volume22
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Child
  • Diagnosis
  • Guideline
  • Obesity
  • Treatment

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    Yi, D. Y., Kim, S. C., Lee, J. H., Lee, E. H., Kim, J. Y., Kim, Y. J., Kang, K. S., Hong, J., Shim, J. O., Lee, Y., Kang, B., Lee, Y. J., Kim, M. J., Moon, J. S., Koh, H., You, J. A., Kwak, Y. S., Lim, H., & Yang, H. R. (2019). Clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric obesity: Recommendations from the committee on pediatric obesity of the Korean society of pediatric gastroenterology hepatology and nutrition. Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, 22(1), 1-27. https://doi.org/10.5223/pghn.2019.22.1.1