The Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES),a collaboration between the Harvard School of Public Health, Columbia University and research partners at Deakin and Queensland University in Australia, is working to help reverse the US obesity epidemic by identifying the most cost-effective childhood obesity interventions.
This study of 190 adolescents concluded
“Adolescents with obesity showed impairment of potential genetic adult height as compared to that of normal-weight subjects.”
Study evaluates community policies and programs (CPPs) to prevent child obesity
The USPSTF recommended in an article in JAMA this week that children ages 6 and older be screened for obesity.
Study demonstrates that physical exercise at various tempos is useful for improving physical fitness, developing motor skills, and thus probably preventing obesity complications.
Benefits of a regular vs irregular rhythm-based training programme on physical fitness and motor skills in obese girls.
A recent study found that “overweight adolescents restricted from sugar intake consume greater amounts of sugar when they are later given access to high-sugar foods”.