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Strategies to help combat childhood obesity

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By Deborah Kotz
Globe Staff / December 12, 2011
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In the long drawn out battle to fight the childhood obesity epidemic, public health advocates, schools, parents - heck, even the first lady - have been trying a variety of strategies to see what, if anything, really works. An analysis of the latest research published last week by the Cochrane Colloboration may provide better guidance, identifying specific approaches that appear to work to prevent gaining excess body fat.

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