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SPOTLIGHT: Childhood Obesity
    • Most childhood-obesity programs target parents, review finds
      An analysis in Obesity Reviews revealed that most family- and home-based childhood-obesity programs targeted parents as primary agents of lifestyle change and focused educational efforts on them. Researchers said that although several studies showed the efficacy of such approaches in preventing childhood obesity, recruiting parents can be challenging and alternative options such as online learning should be considered. DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News

    • Subset of Obese Are More Fit
      Longitudinal Study director Steven Blair shares findings of research which included more than 43K participants from 1979 to 2003.  Findings revealed that among the clinically obese there is a subset of people who are metabolically healthy and fit and have no greater risk of heart disease or cancer, researchers in Spain say.  The study, published in the European Heart Journal, said this group of people didn't suffer from conditions such as insulin resistance, diabetes and high cholesterol or blood pressure -- defined as metabolic syndrome -- and had a higher level of fitness, as measured by how well the heart and lungs perform, than other obese people. UPI.COM

    • Junk Food Not Responisble For Weight Gain 

      An analysis in Obesity Reviews revealed that most family- and home-based childhood-obesity programs targeted parents as primary agents of lifestyle change and focused educational efforts on them. Researchers said that although several studies showed the efficacy of such approaches in preventing childhood obesity, recruiting parents can be challenging and alternative options such as online learning should be considered.  
      DoctorsLounge.com/HealthDay News
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