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Child obesity prevention interventions can be effective
USA Today

Obesity prevention interventions in children can be effective, according to a review published online Dec. 7 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. Elizabeth Waters, M.P.H., D.Phil., from the University of Melbourne in Australia, and colleagues reviewed available literature to update a previous Cochrane review on childhood obesity prevention research. Studies that used a controlled design and evaluated interventions, policies, or programs in place for twelve weeks or more were included.