What is the role of group therapy in the treatment of childhood obesity?

Updated: Feb 20, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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In contrast to the above findings, DeBar et al recently reported that an intensive, group therapy approach was superior to standard, family-based therapy in achieving lifestyle changes (eg, less consumption of fast foods) and in reducing the BMI of overweight adolescents. [34]


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