Obesity Edition | Pediatric Obesity
Host: Ishna A. Sharma, M.D. (@IshnaSharmaMD)
Guest: Seema Kumar, M.D.
Guest: Todd A. Kellogg M.D.
The topic of concern that is currently growing in both the United States and around the world is the issue of childhood obesity. According to the CDC growth charts, the number of children and adolescents affected in the US is about 15 million, with the prevalence reaching nearly 20% between the years 2017 and 2020. This is characterized by having a BMI that is at or above the 95th percentile. In order to delve deeper into this issue, we are pleased to have Seema Kumar, M.D., a pediatric endocrinologist at Mayo Clinic, and Todd A. Kellogg, M.D., a metabolic and bariatric surgeon, joining us today.
Resources mentioned in the episode: American Academy of Pediatrics community resources