Can Social Media Help Kids Lose Weight?

Can Social Media Help Kids Lose Weight?
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 7:41am

The American Heart Association suggests doctors use the power of social media to help obese kids lose weight.

A review of research found online weight loss tools were successful in helping overweight children and teens lose weight, as long as their parents were involved and they interacted with their online counselor frequently.

Experts say virtual support networks can work as well as those in the real world and it's because most teens are also internet savvy. The experts are encouraging pediatricians to utilize online weight loss tools for their patients more often.

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