Childhood Obesity Counseling Marina Del Rey CA

How can parents halt the creeping epidemic that threatens our kids’ futures? The solution: Change the environment so they can move more and eat well. In our push-button, remote-control, car-oriented culture—where pizza makes house calls and kids between the ages of 2 and 17 spend more than three years of their waking lives watching TV— we’ve created the fattest generation in history.

Anita Sabeti, M.D
(310) 248-2829
9735 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA
Business
Best Care Pediatrics
Specialties
Pediatrics
Insurance
Medicare Accepted: Yes
Workmens Comp Accepted: Yes
Accepts Uninsured Patients: Yes
Emergency Care: Yes

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Residency Training: USC
Medical School: USD, 2005

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Audrey Jennifer Davis, MD
(310) 821-0163
8115 Redlands St Apt 108
Playa del Rey, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Hahnemann Univ Sch Of Med, Philadelphia Pa 19102
Graduation Year: 1992

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Jodie Deanna Reisbord, MD
Marina del Rey, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Southern Ca Sch Of Med, Los Angeles Ca 90033
Graduation Year: 1998

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Yuri Knauer, MD
617 13603 Marina Pointe Dr #B
Marina del Rey, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
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Male
Education
Graduation Year: 2007

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Dr. Kathleen Anne Melez
(602) 864-0211
Playa Del Rey, CA
Specialty
Pediatrics

Gitte Bloom, MD
(818) 955-5773
2211 West Magnolia Blvd
Burbank, CA
Business
HealthCare Partners
Specialties
Pediatrics
Doctor Information
Primary Hospital: HealthCare Partners
Residency Training: Tod Children's Hospital
Medical School: University of Copenhagen in Denmark,
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Languages Spoken: English

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Daniel Freeman Marina Hospital - Behavioral Health
(310) 823-7928
4650 Lincoln Boulevard
Marina Del Rey, CA
 
Freeman Daniel Marina MRI Center
(310) 301-4391
4658 Lincoln Boulevard
Marina Del Rey, CA
 
John David Kirksey, MD
(310) 822-2167
8243 Billowvista Dr
Playa del Rey, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Louisville Sch Of Med, Louisville Ky 40202
Graduation Year: 1956

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Kathleen Anne Melez, MD
Playa Del Rey, CA
Specialties
Pediatrics
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Debreceni Orvostudomanyi Egyetem, Debrecen, Hungary
Graduation Year: 1969

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Curbing Childhood Obesity

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How can parents halt the creeping epidemic that threatens our kids’ futures? The solution: Change the environment so they can move more and eat well.

In our push-button, remote-control, car-oriented culture—where pizza makes house calls and kids between the ages of 2 and 17 spend more than three years of their waking lives watching TV— we’ve created the fattest generation in history.

Waistlines are widening in people of all ages, but “our children, in particular, are gaining weight to a dangerous degree and at an alarming rate,” warns the Institute of Medicine of Washington, DC, in a new action plan (“Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance”) commissioned by Congress to address this growing public health threat. In just 30 years, the prevalence of childhood obesity has soared, with nearly one in three American kids now tipping the scales past healthy weight.

Once dismissed as harmless “baby fat,” childhood obesity is increasingly recognized as a serious health threat that can lead to numerous physical ailments such as type 2 diabetes. In fact, one-fourth of obese kids ages 5 to 10 already have at least two components of what is called metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health problems (including insulin resistance, high blood pressure and high cholesterol) that increases the risk of coronary heart disease and diabetes. Overweight kids also are more likely to be ostracized and bullied—or to bully others.

The grim reality is that obesity exerts a life-shortening effect, which threatens to reverse the steady rise in life expectancy observed in the modern era, contends a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. Today’s children are on track to be the first generation in U.S. history to live less healthy, and even shorter, lives than their parents.

How did we get this way? Increasingly, experts point to our “obesogenic” environment, which encourages people to eat too much and move too little.

“We live in a world where the energy demands of daily living are at a historic low and the availability of high-calorie, easily obtainable, inexpensive food is at a historic high,” notes Harold Kohl, an epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. “We’ve created the ‘perfect storm’ for obesity—particularly for children.”

Numerous societal changes have dramatically reduced the amount of energy children burn, while expanding the number of calories they consume. Budget-crunched schools have cut back or eliminated physical education classes—and sometimes even recess. Working parents concerned about safety would rather their kids play video games or watch TV indoors than run around outside. Computers have revolutionized the classroom, entertainment, shopping and communication. Fast food, in “super size” portions, is everywhere—even in some schools—as are vending machines stocked with sodas and chips.

“Our willpower hasn’t changed” in just 30 short years, notes Yale University obesity expe...

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