Adding to a growing body of evidence, a recent paper published in Paediatrics and Child Health reported the positive impact of a Canadian pediatric weight management clinic on reducing pediatric obesity.
The retrospective chart review (pdf attached below) included 121 children and adolescents from the Infant Child and Adolescent Nutrition (ICAN) Clinic at North York General Hospital in Toronto. Over the course of treatment, on average, BMI percentile decreased among clinic participants. In addition, those who remained in treatment for longer than 12 months saw greater improvements in weight status versus their peers who ended their care earlier.
On his blog (Childhood Obesity Research Insight), Geoff Ball (Team ABC3 Project Leader) highlighted the growing number of multi-disciplinary clinics that have undertaken research and program evaluation to build on the evidence based in pediatric weight management. Check out the full post here.
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