Diet, exercise are first-line therapies for obese youth

05/6/2010 | Reuters

U.S. and British researchers who reviewed study data said diet and exercise should be the first choice in treating obese children, while weight-loss surgery should be a last resort due to the potential risks and the lack of evidence for long-term safety and efficacy. They also said drug treatment should be used rarely and only among the most severely obese.

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