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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: Marion | 2004/01/24

Q.

under-weight

Dear Doc,

I believe my step-daughter is under-weight.
She is 11 1/2 years old, 1.40 m tall and weights only 27 kg.
How can she pick up weight.
Thank's

Regards

Marion

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The most important thing is to eat a healthy balanced diet and have an physically active lifestyle. At this age girls often have very set ideas and if there is any concern about a possible diet disturbance it is important to see a paediatrician or dietician who specializes in the field.

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