School-based program may help prevent childhood obesity, diabetes

02/10/2014 | HealthDay News · (Canada)

Younger children dropped an average of half an inch from their waistline after participating in a healthy-living program led by older children called Healthy Buddies, according to a Canadian study in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The peer-mentoring program also was associated with increased knowledge of diet and healthy behaviors. The reduction in waistline could translate to a 15% decreased risk of diabetes over time, researchers said.

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