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Title: What treatments are effective for childhood obesity?
Author: Gavagan, Thomas; Swift-Johnson, Amy; Rowland, Kate; Meadows, Susan E.
Keywords: pediatric population
weight loss
multidisciplinary intervention
Date: 2012-10
Publisher: Family Physicians Inquiries Network
Citation: Evidence Based Practice 15(10): 07-08.
Series/Report no.: Help Desk Answers
Abstract: Medium- to high-intensity weight loss interventions that include a combination of nutritional counseling, physical activity counseling, and behavioral management can reduce the body mass index (BMI) in obese children (SOR: A, systematic review). Behavioral counseling alone may also be successful to some degree (SOR: B, meta-analysis of lower quality RCTs). Orlistat is effective in reducing BMI in obese children and is FDA-approved for obese adolescents aged 12-16 years, although the effect is small (SOR: A, systematic review).
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/15756

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