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BMI intervention tool helps parents detect childhood obesity

March 29, 2017

Read the Perspective from Caroline M. Apovian, MD, FACP, FACN

Using Fitwits, an approach used during well-child visits to prevent obesity, improved parents’ ability to recognize their child’s correct BMI category, according to a recent study.

“This Fitwits BMI study is a response to the growing ‘norm’ of childhood obesity and the concurrent fading parental recognition of a child’s excess weight,” Bethany A. Edwards, MD, from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Urgent Care, and colleagues wrote in the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. “Physicians need to help parents understand that their child is overweight or obese, and then help them take action.”

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