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Self-help fights childhood obesity: UCSD study
San Diego Union-Tribune

Overweight children and their parents can shed extra pounds on their own, if they get guidance from medical experts, according to a new study led by UC San Diego researchers. The study, published in the journal Pediatrics, indicates that self-help programs may be realistic ways to reduce childhood obesity. Kerri Boutelle, an associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine, led the study.