Community-based programs can help fight childhood obesity

06/10/2013 |

U.S. researchers reviewed nine studies on community-based childhood-obesity programs and found that those that focused on children's diet and physical activity as well as those paired with schools were more effective than others. They noted that programs with more participants, longer follow-up time and those that involved middle-school-aged children or younger yielded better outcomes. The findings appear in the journal Pediatrics.

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