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Behavioral Treatment Effective for Obese Kids, But Not for Obese Teens

Research published in The Archives in Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine discusses whether “the degree of obesity predicts the efficacy of long-term behavioral treatment and to explore any interaction with age.” After conducting a three-year long study with 643 children across all ages, researchers saw that “treatment was less effective for the older moderately obese children.” Whereas a majority of severely obese children showed a significant reduction in BMI with behavioral treatment, severely obese adolescents showed no such significant change.

Read it in The Archives in Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine.