Childhood Obesity

Study: Parents Increasingly Unable To Identify Obesity In Their Own Children
Childhood obesity is determined by measuring the Body-Mass Index and can be calculated at each pediatrician encounter by simply using the height and weight measurements.  Ask your pediatrician about your child’s BMI to determine their current risk. If the BMI of your child is below the 85%’ile, the child is in the normal range, if your child’s BMI is above the 85%’ile and below the 95%’ile, the child is in the overweight category, and if the child’s BMI is above the 95%, the child is in the obese category.

HCP’s prescribing birth control pills must consider the cancer risk? The knee jerk reaction to a patient request!;_ylt=AwrBJR7Q8OtTPgQARSLQtDMD


I would offer you these words of caution before requesting birth control pills from your medical provider. Consider the medical reason(s) why and how your reason(s) justify the lifetime risks and/or the potentially undesirable side effects  initiating such therapy for you or your daughter.  By definition, your XX genotype put you at high risk particularly in breast cancer (1 in 8 risk for women in general population) due to natural human estrogens.  Many of the risks have been published in prestigious scientific journals, some of them are still not proven or not fully established.  Ultimately, you will make the decision after objective information by educating yourself.  Do not ever assume or expect that your physician or pharmaceutical companies are going to give you all the answers in an objective way.  Ask many questions as some questions may not have a definite answer and that is ok as long as you realize that. Weigh the benefits and risks of your decision to take the Rx for your intended purpose. There may certainly be better alternatives out there without the risk and potential undesirable risks.