Success of child weight-loss program depends on visits

06/25/2010 | Medscape (free registration)

How much obese children improve their metabolic profiles during a multiyear nonintensive weight-management program depends on the number of clinic visits they make, researchers said. Children who saw a nurse and nutritionist more than twice a year did better than those who visited less frequently, and a check-up every three to four months was sufficient to lower the risk of long-term complications.

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