Short- and medium-term impact of a residential weight-loss camp for overweight adolescents.

@article{Fonseca2014ShortAM,
  title={Short- and medium-term impact of a residential weight-loss camp for overweight adolescents.},
  author={H. M. da Fonseca and Antonio L. Palmeira and Sandra Marina Martins and Pedro Dias Ferreira},
  journal={International journal of adolescent medicine and health},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={33-8}
}
INTRODUCTION Management of adolescent obesity in clinical practice has been usually centered on the promotion of healthy eating and an active lifestyle, with a weak evidence base. In search of creative and more effective interventions, our objective was to evaluate the immediate and follow-up effectiveness of a residential camp program for obese adolescents. METHODS A total of 28 obese adolescents (15 girls), mean age 13.3±1.7 years and body mass index (BMI) 30.3±5.4 kg/m2, who were attending… CONTINUE READING