MONTREAL GAZETTE | Quebec is neglecting children suffering from obesity: expert

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Published: 8Nov2019

“There are a lot of complications of obesity in kids, and we need some investment from the government to treat more people, because our waiting lists are now up to one year,” Dr. Julie St-Pierre said at a news conference at her Clinique 180 on Mont-Royal Ave. E. “I’ve seen children as young as four years old develop Type 2 diabetes. It’s awful.”

Although pediatric hospitals have set up bariatric teams to help teens prepare for weight-loss surgery, there are no multidisciplinary public clinics devoted exclusively to treating childhood obesity with an emphasis on prevention, added St-Pierre, who is also an associate professor of pediatrics at McGill University.

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