Ten-year outcomes of behavioral family-based treatment for childhood obesity.

  title={Ten-year outcomes of behavioral family-based treatment for childhood obesity.},
  author={Leonard H Epstein and A M Valoski and Rena R Wing and J R McCurley},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={13 5},
We report 10-year treatment outcomes for obese children in 4 randomized treatment studies. At 10 years, 34% decreased percentage overweight by 20% or more, and 30% were not obese. Significant effects were observed when parents and children were targeted and reinforced for weight loss in comparison with nontargeted controls and for children given lifestyle or aerobic exercise in comparison with a calisthenics control. Thirty-four percent of the variance in change in percentage overweight was… CONTINUE READING


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