Family-Based Weight Management Program Associated With Improved Weight Loss in Children
About the Study
- Weight increased by an average of 0.66 pounds (0.3 kg [kilograms]) vs. 17 pounds (7.7 kg)
- BMI (body mass index-measure of weight by height) decreased by an average of 1.7 kg/m² (kilograms per meter squared) vs. increase of 1.6 kg/m²
- Body fat decreased by an average of 4% vs. increase of 2%
How Does This Affect You?
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Savoye M, Nowicka P, Shaw M, et al. Long-term results of an obesity program in an ethnically diverse pediatric population. Pediatrics. 2011 Mar;127(3):402-10.
Savoye M, Shaw M, Dziura J, et al. Effects of a weight management program on body composition and metabolic parameters in overweight children: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2007 Jun 27;297(24):2697-704.
- Reviewer: Brian P. Randall, MD
- Review Date: 04/2011 -
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