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Physical activity to prevent obesity in young children

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 30 November 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:1171

Dietary and behavioural modifications in managing childhood obesity

  1. S Kapoor, resident physician
  1. 1UIC, Chicago, IL 60612, USA

The article by Reilly et al provided conclusive evidence that other interventions besides enhanced physical activity are necessary for decreasing the BMI (body mass index).1 The management of childhood obesity needs a multidimensional approach including dietary modifications, behavioural modifications, and physical …

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