Structured weight-loss program improves BMI in poor children

03/13/2013 | Examiner.com

More than half of overweight or obese children from low-income families who participated in the TennCare Weight Watchers Partnership Program, a structured weight-management initiative, improved their BMI scores, according to a study in the journal Academic Pediatrics. The results suggest that physicians should consider referring young patients to such programs to combat obesity, researchers said.

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