TITLE

Obesity in children a 'chronic disease.'

PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
Active Living;Nov2007, Vol. 16 Issue 6, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article deals with an editorial in a recent issue of the "Journal of the American Medical Association," which argued that childhood obesity should be considered a chronic and complex disease. The editorial offers comments on a research which found that children who lose weight usually put it back on again once their weight loss program ended. The research involved 150 children who are overweight for their age and sex. It relates the outcome of the weight maintenance programs developed by the researchers for the obese children.
ACCESSION #
27679505

 

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