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Behavioral therapy causes weight loss in adolescents: -4.2 lbs vs +8.4 lbs
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Overweight and obese adolescents who, on average, were 15-years-old and were given ten weekly sessions of cognitive behavioral therapy followed by a phone call every two weeks were 12.6 pounds lighter after 5 months than children who acted as controls according to a study from Australia. Weight Loss
Weight Loss: -4.2 lbs vs +8.4 lbs
Those given behavioral therapy lost an average of 4.2 pounds compared to a weight gain of 8.4 pounds for children who acted as controls, a difference of 12.6 pounds.
Subjects: 16 boys and 31 girls
The study involved 16 boys and 31 girls.
The amount of exercise did not change
The amount of physical activity did not change significantly,
Tsiros MD, Sinn N, Brennan L, Coates AM, Walkley JW, Petkov J, Howe PR, Buckley JD. Cognitive behavioral therapy improves diet and body composition in overweight and obese adolescents. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 May, 87(5):1134-40.
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