Community-based programming to treat childhood obesity
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- Morris, V. Curr Diab Rep (2006) 6: 395. doi:10.1007/s11892-006-0012-0
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Overweight and obesity among children and adolescents have more than doubled in the past 30 years. This has in turn led to increases in debilitating chronic diseases in children, including type 2 diabetes mellitus. Clinicians may find community-based weight management programs to be useful adjunctive resources to assist youth and families to practice and maintain healthy nutrition and physical behaviors.