Obese kids need rehab

| 18/01/2010

(Daily Finance): An influential advisory panel said that school-aged youngsters and teens should be screened for obesity and sent to intensive behaviour treatment if they need to lose weight — a move that could transform how physicians deal with overweight children. Treating obese kids can help them lose weight, the panel of doctors said in issuing new guidelines. But that’s only if it involves rigorous diet, activity and behaviour counselling.  Evidence the panel evaluated shows intensive treatment can help children lose several pounds — enough for obese kids to drop into the "overweight" category, making them less prone to diabetes and other health problems.

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