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Fry, Tam
April 2008
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Apr2008, Vol. 93 Issue 4, p267
Academic Journal
The article presents perspectives concerning the papers of D. Fayter et al and F.K. Grote et al on the effectiveness of growth monitoring in children in relation to probable associated diseases. The author commends the scientists suggestion that height monitoring of children is a beneficial and a must as a public health measure. He expresses his surprise over the averse feelings parents feel in explaining to their children about body mass index (BMI) for fears that it would cause a hysteria over obesity and result to eating disorders. The author commends the British government's efforts in undertaking an online BMI calculator, as a sign of its resolve in the issue of childhood obesity.


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