Which weight-management programs are most effective in the treatment of obesity in children?

Updated: Feb 20, 2019
  • Author: Steven M Schwarz, MD, FAAP, FACN, AGAF; Chief Editor: Jatinder Bhatia, MBBS, FAAP  more...
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Programs that modify family patterns of eating are most likely to be successful. One study noted that patients who attended 12-week commercial weight-management programs realized greater weight loss than those who received primary care programs, which were more costly to provide. [38]


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