Study: Intervention lowers weight gain in girls, low-income children

04/7/2011 | Reuters

Girls and children from low-income families who were obese or overweight gained fewer pounds when they were enrolled in an intervention program compared with counterparts who were supervised only by primary care doctors, a U.S. study found. The intervention, which included visits with a nurse practitioner, did not help children lose weight but enabled the participants to gain less weight and to cut back on watching TV, eating fast food meals and drinking sugary beverages.

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