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Table 2 (abstract A123). New tasks to develop in obesity’s Health Network

From: 75th Congress of the Italian Society of Pediatrics

1. Work with families and support good qualities and intentions
2. Accept obesity as a disease, indeed a chronic disease, and actually take care of it. Because treatment of all diseases is a health professional’s task, including social and incurable ones.
3. Accept that once obesity has been established, weight loss results can be small. In fact, even avoiding further weight gains reduces physical and mental comorbidities and improves quality of life.
4. Become aware of the stigma that pervades us all, deal with it, and reduce it in all areas, by training colleagues, nurses, teachers and media to form a network.