Lifestyle program provides short-term benefits to obese minority youths

08/8/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

A study on the website of Childhood Obesity found that obese minority and inner-city teens who participated in a lifestyle-modification program attained improvements in BMI and nutrition after nine months. However, the teens' BMIs significantly rose after the program ended, suggesting that greater support is needed to help obese minority youths keep the pounds off, researchers said.

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