Evidence-based behavioral treatment of obesity in children and adolescents

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Abstract

Obesity is the most common childhood disease and is widely acknowledged as having become a global epidemic. Well-recognized health consequences of childhood obesity exist, both during childhood and adulthood, affecting health and psychological and economic welfare. The importance of finding effective strategies for the management of childhood obesity has international significance with the publication of various expert reports and evidence-based guidelines in recent years.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)189-198
Number of pages10
JournalChild and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2009

Keywords

  • obesity
  • treatment
  • adolescents
  • children
  • overweight
  • behavioral treatment
  • evidence-based
  • behavioral treatment

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