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By M. N. Jimerson

Explains what adolescence weight problems is, discusses the way it is brought on, and describes the indications and therapy of the condition...Title: .Childhood Obesity..Author: .Jimerson, Maxine Newman..Publisher: .Greenhaven Pr..Publication Date: .2008/12/05..Number of Pages: .112..Binding kind: .LIBRARY..Library of Congress: .2008032328

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Normally, the stomach slowly releases food through the pyloric valve into the small intestine. Following RYGB, however, undigested food bypasses 64 Childhood Obesity This diagram shows a Roux-en-Y gastric bypass. A large incision is made down the middle of the abdomen (A). The stomach is then separated into two parts, as is the small intestine. The top of the lower jejunum is attached to the upper, smaller stomach pouch through an incision to form the Roux limb, or food channel. The bottom of the upper jejunum is rejoined to the small intestine at a point lower down the jejunum to form the bileopancreatic limb.

This measures blood sugar after the patient has fasted for at least eight hours. A fasting glucose level greater than 126 milligrams per deciliter (mg/dl) indicates that the person has diabetes. Another blood test is an oral glucose tolerance test. This measures blood glucose levels two hours after the person has consumed a sugary beverage. If the level is at 200 mg/ dl or higher, the person is diagnosed with diabetes. 6 millimoles per liter (mmol/L) or greater indicates that the individual is in danger of diabetic coma.

It is important for children to be physically active as part of their daily routine. Some communities are promoting bike riding as part of a healthy lifestyle. As a result, safe and accessible bike paths and bike lanes are being implemented to encourage more bike riding. Treatment 57 their daily routine, such as walking or biking to school or going outside to play. They will also stick with physical activities that they find fun or interesting. For adolescents, an effective activity program should combine resistance training with aerobic activity.

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