Online diet, exercise program offers short-term benefits for teens

11/9/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Teens in an online program aimed at getting them to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sugary beverages and exercise more showed that the strategy worked but only short term, according to a report in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine. Researchers said few changes were seen after two years, and they suggested that it might be better to promote physical activity in schools and create computer-based programs that involve the family and community.

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