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Case 1:  
You are seeing siblings in your office for their annual school physicals. You note that the 10 yo girl has a BMI of 25 and the 7 yo boy has a BMI of 20.

  • What is the definition of overweight?  At what point is the child “at risk” for being overweight?  
  • What questions do you ask the family?  
  • What family history is important? 
  • What physical exam features would you want to look for? 
  • What comorbidities should you be concerned about? 
  • How do you proceed with these patients?