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Publisher: William Morrow / Harper Collins
Release Date: 2004
ISBN: 0060739320
Format Reviewed: Hardcover
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Genre:   Non-Fiction: Health/Teenagers
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Jen Oliver
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The Teen Weight-Loss Solution
The Safe and Effective Path to Health and Self Confidence
By Erika Schwartz, M.D.

     Dr. Schwartz provides guidelines for many parents of overweight teenagers based on her experiences with clients and her own children in The Teen Weight-Loss Solution. The Teen Weight-Loss Solution is not a medical book and is an easy read for parents and teenagers. Much of Dr. Schwartz's work is based on hormonal balance and so is The Teen Weight-Loss Solution. Dr. Schwartz does a very good job in explaining what different hormones are and their functions, especially when teenagers hit that wonderful time of their lives: puberty.

     Unfortunately, The Teen Weight-Loss Solution focuses mostly on teenage females with a small blurb about teenage males near the end of the book. Yes, most teenagers that deal with weight issues are females but more attention needs to be given to teenage males. The Teen Weight-Loss Solution is also mainly focused on hormonal balance, which is important to aid in finding out why, possibly, a teenager or anyone for that matter is overweight. This reviewer was hoping for a more complete overlook at weight-loss for teenagers.

     The Teen Weight-Loss Solution is a strong beginning for parents of overweight teenagers that are looking for solutions to help their teenagers. Hormonal balance is an important component to people's well-being and should be looked at by more doctors, including pediatricians, in order to aid overweight teenagers - should they want to lose the weight