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How is obesity in children diagnosed?

To diagnose obesity in a children, the healthcare provider measures his height and weight, and possibly also his waist. He may test your child's blood and urine for extra sugar. He will ask questions about your child's habits and activities. Tell healthcare providers if there are other family members who are obese, or have medical problems.

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