Study reveals treating obesity benefits mental health of children

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According to an analysis of relevant studies published till date, treating obesity in children and adolescents improves self-esteem and body image.

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Washington D.C: According to an analysis of relevant studies published till date, treating obesity in children and adolescents improves self-esteem and body image.

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The analysis was published in the journal Pediatric Obesity. It included an analysis of 64 studies.

Losing weight appeared important for achieving improvements in body image and self-esteem.

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"Our findings are encouraging as they show that pediatric obesity treatment can improve psychological as well as weight-related outcomes," said lead author, Ph.D., of the University of Sydney, in Australia. (ANI)

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