The Growing Issue of Obesity

In this episode Dr Lorna Hack speaks to Dr Dinesh Giri about obesity, it’s growing prevalence and associated complications. Tertiary management for obese children is discussed, including the increasing use of medication.

Dr Giri is a Paediatric Endocrine Consultant at the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, and is part of the team who run the weight management service.

Dr Giri’s book recommendation: ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne

Articles discussed:

  1. Gap in obesity monitoring in preschool children:

2. Review of paediatric fatty liver disease:

3. Waist-to-height-ratio superior to BMI in identifying obese children:

Resources for families:

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