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Pediatric Collections: Obesity: Stigma Trends and Interventions

Obesity is one of the defining health challenges of our generation. Studies project that, if current trends continue, more than 50% of the US population will have obesity within the next 20 years. Alarmingly, severe obesity appears to be increasing in prevalence faster than overweight or “routine” obesity. Illness associated with obesity, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, steatohepatitis, and sleep apnea, is experiencing a commensurate increase in prevalence and severity. The obesity health crisis threatens to overwhelm our health care system, shorten life expectancy for the first time in recorded history, and reduce quality of life for millions. The most successful and cost-effective approaches to this epidemic involve the prevention and treatment of pediatric obesity. Additionally, obesity is affected by a myriad of factors, including individual genetics, personal behaviors, family habits, school and community programs, state and federal policy, and environmental factors.
Mary Anne Jackson, MD, FAAP; Gordon E. Schutze, MD, FAAP; COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-2706
H. Dele Davies, MD; Carrie L. Byington, MD; COMMITTEE ON INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1891
Aline B. Maddux, MD, MSCS; Laura Berbert, MS; Cameron C. Young, BS; Leora R. Feldstein, PhD; Laura D. Zambrano, PhD; Suden Kucukak, MD; Margaret M. Newhams, MPH; Kristen Miller, MS; Madyson M. FitzGerald, BS; Jie He, MS; Natasha B. Halasa, MD; Natalie Z. Cvijanovich, MD; Laura L. Loftis, MD; Tracie C. Walker, MD; Stephanie P. Schwartz, MD; Shira J. Gertz, MD; Keiko M. Tarquinio, MD; Julie C. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD; Michele Kong, MD; Jennifer E. Schuster, MD; Elizabeth H. Mack, MD; Charlotte V. Hobbs, MD; Courtney M. Rowan, MD, MScr; Mary A. Staat, MD; Matt S. Zinter, MD; Katherine Irby, MD; Hillary Crandall, MD, PhD; Heidi Flori, MD; Melissa L. Cullimore, MD; Ryan A. Nofziger, MD; Steven L. Shein, MD; Mary Glas Gaspers, MD; Janet R. Hume, MD, PhD; Emily R. Levy, MD; Sabrina R. Chen, BA; Manish M. Patel, MD; Mark W. Tenforde, MD, PhD; Edie Weller, PhD; Angela P. Campbell, MD, MPH; Adrienne G. Randolph, MD; for the Overcoming COVID-19 Investigators
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057798
Maximilian Stich, MD; Louise Benning, MD; Claudius Speer, MD; Sven F. Garbade, PhD; Marie Bartenschlager; Heeyoung Kim, PhD; Florian Gleich, MSc; Kathrin Jeltsch, PhD; Bettina Haase, MSc; Aleš Janda, MD; Hanna Renk, MD; Roland Elling, MD; Paul Schnitzler, PhD; Tim Waterboer, PhD; Georg Friedrich Hoffmann, MD; Hans-Georg Kräusslich, MD; Barbara Müller, PhD; Ralf Bartenschlager, PhD; Burkhard Tönshoff, MD
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Shefaly Shorey, PhD; Esperanza D. Ng, BPsySc (Hons); Evelyn C. Law, MD; John C.M. Wong, MBBS, MMed (Psych); Kah Yin Loke, MBBS, MMed (Paeds); Wilson W.S. Tam, PhD
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James W. Antoon, MD, PhD, MPH; Matt Hall, PhD; Leigh M. Howard, MD, MPH; Alison Herndon, MD, MPH; Katherine L. Freundlich, MD; Carlos G. Grijalva, MD, MPH; Derek J. Williams, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058167
Stephen G. Flynn, MD, FAAP; Mary Lyn Stein, MD, FAAP; John E. Fiadjoe, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057567
Nicole K. Yamada, MD, MS; Christopher JD McKinlay, PhD, MBChB; Bin Huey Quek, M. Med, MRCP; Georg M. Schmölzer, MD, PhD; Myra H. Wyckoff, MD; Helen G. Liley, MB, ChB, FRACP; Yacov Rabi, MD; Gary M. Weiner, MD
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Kourosh Sabri, MB ChB, FRCOphth, FRCSC; Anna L Ells, MD, FRCSC; Elizabeth Y. Lee, MD; Sourabh Dutta, MD, PhD; Anand Vineker, MD, FRCS, PhD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2021-053924
Scott M. Sutherland, MD; Alexis S. Davis, MD; Diana Powell, RN; Jennifer Tanaka, RN; Mayna Woo, RN; Shellie Josephs, MD; Cynthia J. Wong, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-056570
Debra K. Katzman, MD; Tim Guimond, MD, PhD; Wendy Spettigue, MD; Holly Agostino, MD; Jennifer Couturier, MD, MSc; Mark L. Norris, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057494
Rayzel Shulman, MD, PhD; Meranda Nakhla, MD, MSc; Christina Diong, MSc; Therese A. Stukel, PhD; Astrid Guttmann, MDCM, MSc
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-058349
Emanuele Amodio, MD, PhD; Dario Genovese, MD; Luca Mazzeo, MD; Luca Martino, MD; Vincenzo Restivo, MD, PhD; Giuseppe Vella, MD; Giuseppe Calamusa, MD; Francesco Vitale, MD
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057394
Ashley G. Sutton, MD; Hunter G. Smith, MD, MPH; Melanie Edwards Dawes, RN, MBA, MHA, NE-BC; Megan O’Connor, DNP, RN, NE-BC; Andrea A. Hayes, MD; John P. Downs, MD, MBA; Michael J. Steiner, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-006390
Jori F. Bogetz, MD; Anna Revette, PhD; Lindsay Partin, BS; Danielle D. DeCourcey, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006596
Daniel J. Shapiro, MD; Ann Chen Wu, MD, MPH
Doi: 10.1542/peds.2022-057926
Anne Kotaniemi-Syrjänen, MD; Timo Klemola, MD; Petri Koponen, MD; Outi Jauhola, MD; Henrikka Aito, MD; Kristiina Malmström, MD; L. Pekka Malmberg, MD; Eero Rahiala, MD; Seppo Sarna, PhD; Anna S. Pelkonen, MD; Mika J. Mäkelä, MD
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Kathleen E. Hannan, MD, MSCS; Sunah S. Hwang, MD, MPH, PhD; Stephanie L. Bourque, MD, MSCS
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Hilary K. Brown, PhD; Simon Chen, MPH; Astrid Guttmann, MDCM, MSc, FRCPC; Susan M. Havercamp, PhD; Susan L. Parish, PhD; Joel G. Ray, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Simone N. Vigod, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Lesley A. Tarasoff, PhD; Yona Lunsky, PhD, C.Psych
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Vanessa N. Madrigal, MD, MSCE, HEC-C; Kara Curry, MA, RN
Doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006734
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