Obesity treatment can bring positive psychological outcomes: Study

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 9 (ANI): Considering all the relevant studies published till date, it has come to light that treating obesity in children as well as adolescents helps in improving their self-esteem and body image.

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.

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