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Is 82 pounds overweight for an 8-year-old girl?

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Wiki User
08/18/2011

At my 8 year old daughter's pediatrician appointment yesterday, the doctor told us she weighs 82 pounds and is 4'5" tall. She is in the 95th percentile. He said she is indeed, overweight and all sugary foods should be cut from her diet for a period of one year, at which time she will be brought back in and her BMI will be re-tested.