Nutrition program in schools might help reduce obesity

06/27/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

School programs that promote nutrition, exercise and healthy living appear to help overweight and obese children lose weight and keep it off, according to a study at 42 middle schools. However, the study also found that cases of obesity decreased by 4% regardless of whether the school adopted the anti-obesity program, suggesting that other factors may have influenced the decline.

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