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Kids With Obesity Often Get Too Few (Or Too Many) Tests

August 9, 2022

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According to a new study, most children diagnosed with obesity in America do not receive adequate laboratory tests to diagnose co-occurring conditions, such as diabetes and liver disease. The study suggests that just over a quarter of children sampled are tested too often while a similar percentage are not tested enough. For those not tested enough, this could potentially lead to undiagnosed and untreated health conditions, impacting a patient well beyond childhood, argues coauthor and U-M professor Kao-Ping Chua.

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