Few obese youths are screened for related conditions

12/26/2010 | Reuters

An analysis of electronic medical data in Ohio found that about 25% of almost 70,000 children and teens were diagnosed as obese, but fewer than a quarter of the obese youths had been screened for diabetes, high cholesterol and liver disease. Researchers said a lack of knowledge of obesity guidelines during the study period likely contributed to low screening rates.

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