TITLE

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN

AUTHOR(S)
Pittson, Helen; Wallace, Louise
PUB. DATE
June 2010
SOURCE
Primary Health Care;Jun2010, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article describes the 'Y W8? weight management program for children developed and being implemented by National Health Service (NHS) Telford and Wrekin and the Coventry University in England. The prevalence of overweight and obesity in children led to the development of the program. The authors emphasize the negative health implications of childhood obesity, including increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke and cancers. A 12-month pilot of the program showed that it is effective in reducing obesity in children.
ACCESSION #
51410332

 

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