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Peer, family support predict successful adolescent weight loss at camp

December 23, 2014

In adolescents participating in cognitive behavior therapy immersion treatment for weight loss, outcomes may be improved through a support system from peers, a functional family dynamic and a high perception of self-efficacy, according to recent findings.

Researchers evaluated 198 participants (mean age, 14.6 years; 79.8% girls) in therapeutic weight loss camps in the summer of 2011. Participants and their families were recruited at family workshop sessions help midway through the camp season.

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