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YMCA program for childhood obesity: a case series.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18448625     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Family-based behavioral interventions for treatment of childhood obesity have rarely been tested for effectiveness in community settings. The aim of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a community-based program for obese children designed to stabilize or reduce body weight. Obese children from our pediatric practice who were active in the program were evaluated. Weight gain during the time of the study was compared with mean weight gain for a group of obese-matched controls who did not participate in the program. Mean weight gain for subjects was 0.28 kg/mo compared with a weight gain for controls of 0.62 kg/mo. Between the first and last visits, 43% (15/35) of the subjects experienced clinically significant differences in weight gain compared with controls. Eight patients lost weight. A YMCA weight management program, which included group counseling, nutrition education, physical activity, and gift card incentives, resulted in favorable changes in overweight children.
David P McCormick; Matthew Ramirez; Sandra Caldwell; Amy W Ripley; Donna Wilkey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2008-04-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical pediatrics     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0009-9228     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Publication Date:  2008 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-08-13     Completed Date:  2008-12-16     Revised Date:  2014-03-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372606     Medline TA:  Clin Pediatr (Phila)     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  693-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Leisure Activities*
Obesity / prevention & control*,  psychology
Weight Loss
Grant Support
K 30 RR 022276/RR/NCRR NIH HHS; M01 RR 00073/RR/NCRR NIH HHS

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