A meta-analysis of family-behavioral weight-loss treatments for children.

  title={A meta-analysis of family-behavioral weight-loss treatments for children.},
  author={Kathleen M N Young and Jebediah J Northern and Kelly M Lister and Jason A Drummond and William H. O'Brien},
  journal={Clinical psychology review},
  volume={27 2},
Childhood obesity is a major concern in the United States. Because children's diets can be significantly influenced by parental behavior (e.g., food purchases, meal preparation), researchers have included family intervention components in some childhood weight-loss programs. The relative benefits of adding the family component have not been well-established. This meta-analysis compared the mean effect sizes of family-behavioral, other treatment, and control weight-loss groups for children. A… CONTINUE READING

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