Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Early Obesity Interventions for Kids Fail to Make the Grade

There are few effective interventions for preventing childhood obesity during the first 1,000 days of the child's life from conception to 24 months, even though some of the risk factors for obesity are modifiable, according to a pair of reviews by a single group of researchers.
In one of the studies, researchers looked at 26 different interventions and found that only nine of them worked. The effective programs were focused on individual and family level behavioral changes spurred by home visits, clinical counseling sessions, and the use of hydrolyzed protein formula, according to Tiffany Blake-Lamb, MD, of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, and colleagues.

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