Pediatric Obesity, Sports, and Exercise

Over the past few decades, two problems have emerged regarding physical activity in youth. First and foremost, in the United States and many other industrialized countries, far too many youth are inactive, resulting in too little energy expenditure and contributing to the soaring rates of childhood obesity. On the flip side, some youth are engaging in extreme amounts of organized sports activity. Both scenarios result in musculoskeletal conditions that are seen daily in youth in the practice of sports medicine. Of note, the evolution of ...

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