From kerry, Child's Age 12 - 02/05/06 - IP#: 66.73.134.xxx Click here to reply
MY SON IS 12 HE IS 5.2" AND 148LB IS IN SIZE 20JEANS, I ASKED HIS DOCTOR IS I SHOULD WORRY ABOUT HIS WEIGHT AND HE SAID NO HE DOESN'T APPEAR OVER WEIGHT HE'S SOLID. WELL HIS BMI IS OVER 95% AND CHARTS SAY HE IS OBESE. TOO LOOK AT HIM HE'S NOT JUBBY OR ROUND. I DON'T KNOW IF I SHOULD WORRY OR LISTEN TO HIS DOCTOR. ARE THE CHARTS RIGHT? OR IS HIS DOCTOR? HELP!
Reply from Forks, Child's Age 12 - 02/06/06 - IP#: 71.245.44.xxx is your child very muscular?
Reply from Marie - 02/06/06 - IP#: 198.182.163.xxx BMI is 27.06..that is overweight. I'd ask for a blood test, cholesterol, and sugar and I'd want to know where his bloodpressure is. SZ 20 pants does not seem resonable for someone who is "solid". I think it is funny when someone who is "sloppy fat" is considered overweight but someone who is "solid" or can hold their weight well is not considered overweight. Look at his diet does he eat well..no well there is your answer ..does he get 30min plus a day of physical activity? MD's get 1 class in nutrition..they don't have the answers and feel uneasy about discussing weightloss..
Reply from joe, Child's Age 14 - 02/05/06 - IP#: 66.8.202.xxx I think you should listen to your doctor, or, call the doctor and ask him to explain further what he means when he tells you not to worry.