Heart association: Social media can help fight childhood obesity

12/4/2012 | Forbes

The American Heart Association has issued a scientific statement that says social media may become an important tool for fighting childhood obesity, but it noted that evidence from intervention studies so far is inconclusive. Jennifer Li, chairwoman of the group that wrote the statement, said studies do show that parental involvement and more interaction with counselors and peers is linked to greater success for children who participated in online programs.

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