Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, October 8th, 2007
However, programs specifically aimed at changing eating and exercise habits are helpful, according to a new review of evidence in the September issue of the journal Health Psychology.
Moreover, children who do not receive an offer for intervention or who receive information only tend to experience weight gains. Children given guidance that is more direct get into better shape, according to the review.
“Providers make the assumption that providing information leads to changes,” said Denise Wilfley, Ph.D., lead...
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