JAMA. doi: 10.1001/jama.2011.2011
A 14-Year-Old Struggling to Lose Weight - — JAMA
A 14-Year-Old Struggling to Lose Weight
- Amy Ship, MD
[+] Author Affiliations
- CLINICAL CROSSROADS: READERS RESPOND,
- DIET, REDUCING,
- PATIENT EDUCATION AS TOPIC,
- WEIGHT LOSS.
The patient described and interviewed below faces a crossroads in her medical care. Consider her medical history and perspective, expressed in her own words, and review the questions posed. How would you approach this crossroads? Using evidence from the literature as well as your own experience, respond by selecting Submit a Response. Responses will be selected for posting online based on their timeliness and quality, including use of the available evidence, weighing the issues, and addressing the physician's concerns. The discussion of this Clinical Crossroads case, authored by David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, will be published in the February 1, 2012, issue of JAMA ; responses must be received by January 29, 2012, to be considered for online posting.