DOI: 10.1016/j.obpill.2023.100096; PMCID: PMC10770754
BACKGROUND: This Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) Clinical Practice Statement (CPS) details special considerations for the management of the adolescent with obesity. The information in this CPS is based on scientific evidence, supported by medical literature, and derived from the clinical experiences of members of the OMA.
METHODS: The scientific information and clinical guidance in this CPS are based on scientific evidence, supported by the medical literature, and derived from the clinical perspectives of the authors.
RESULTS: This OMA Clinical Practice Statement addresses special considerations in the management and treatment of adolescents with overweight and obesity.
CONCLUSIONS: This OMA Clinical Practice Statement on the adolescent with obesity is an overview of current recommendations. These recommendations provide a roadmap to the improvement of the health of adolescents with obesity, especially those with metabolic, physiological, and psychological complications. This CPS also addresses treatment recommendations and is designed to help the provider with clinical decision making.
Adolescence; Anti-Obesity medications; Athletics; Metabolic bariatric surgery; Obesity; Polycystic ovary syndrome; Special health care needs
Cuda S, O'Hara V, Censani M, et al. Special considerations for the adolescent with obesity: An obesity medicine association (OMA) clinical practice statement (CPS) 2024. Obes Pillars. 2024;9:100096. Published 2023 Dec 7. doi:10.1016/j.obpill.2023.100096