Benefits Of Childhood Weight Monitoring Remain Uncertain

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Childhood Weight Monitoring

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No sound evidence supports weight monitoring to identify and treat obese children.

"The relative benefits and harms of monitoring have not been determined, and the effectiveness of current treatments is doubtful," say review authors led by Marie Westwood, Ph.D., of the University of York.

Nevertheless, U.S. experts issued recommendations on June 8 to fight the growing epidemic of childhood obesity. The committee

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