Obesity in Black Adolescent Girls: A Controlled Clinical Trial of Treatment by Diet, Behavior Modification, and Parental Support

@article{Wadden1990ObesityIB,
  title={Obesity in Black Adolescent Girls: A Controlled Clinical Trial of Treatment by Diet, Behavior Modification, and Parental Support},
  author={Thomas A Wadden and Albert J. Stunkard and Lynn Rich and Clint Rubin and G Sweidel and Steven McKinney},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={1990},
  volume={85 3},
  pages={345-52}
}
Recent findings indicate that nearly 50% of black American women are obese and that adolescence is a critical period for the development of their obesity. This study investigated the efficacy of a behavioral weight control program in 36 black female adolescents with a mean age of 14.0 years, weight of 95.0 kg, and height of 163.2 cm. All subjects participated in the same 16-week program but had different levels of parent participation: (1) child alone with no parent participation; (2) mother… CONTINUE READING

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