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Task force: Screen kids, obesity treatment works
The Mercury News - Lindsey Tanner, The Associated Press

An influential advisory panel says school-age youngsters and teens should be screened for obesity and sent to intensive behavior treatment if they need to lose weight — a move that could transform how doctors deal with overweight children. Treating obese kids can help them lose weight, the panel of doctors said in issuing new guidelines today. But that’s only if it involves rigorous diet, activity and behavior counseling.