Achieving long-term weight maintenance in Mexican-American adolescents with a school-based intervention.

@article{Johnston2013AchievingLW,
  title={Achieving long-term weight maintenance in Mexican-American adolescents with a school-based intervention.},
  author={Craig A. Johnston and Jennette P Moreno and Martina Raquel Gallagher and Jing Wang and Maria A Papaioannou and Chermaine Tyler and John P. Foreyt},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={53 3},
  pages={335-41}
}
PURPOSE This study evaluated 24-month outcomes of a school-based intensive lifestyle weight management program targeting overweight Mexican-American adolescents. METHODS We recruited a total of 71 adolescents (32 males; 45.1%) between the ages of 10 and 14 years, at or above the 85th percentile for body mass index (BMI). Participants were randomized to a 6-month instructor-led intervention (ILI) or a self-help (SH) program. Both interventions were aimed at modifying eating and physical… CONTINUE READING
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