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The prevalence of childhood obesity continues to rise, especially among ethnic minorities and low-income subgroups.1 Overweight children more often suffer physical health consequences, have lower self-esteem, higher rates of anxiety disorders and more depression than normal-weight counterparts.2,–,5 Though less well understood, evidence suggests an association between improvements in weight measures and better academic performance.6 Recommendations for assessment/treatment of childhood obesity call for clinicians to be at the centre of obesity efforts.7 8
Savoye et al conducted a clinician-led, weight-management intervention whereby ethnic, obese children (body mass index (BMI) >95th percentile) …
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