Presenter Information

Carolyn EgekezeFollow

Location

University Hall 4442

Start Date

13-12-2017 8:55 AM

Description

Obesity remains a growing health issue in the United States for both adults and children. Obese children are likely to remain obese into adulthood, putting them at risk for developing chronic health issues. Many communities, public health officials, and others have begun to fight against childhood obesity, yet weight-loss camps remain largely overlooked as a potential method of intervention. While some studies suggest camps have short-term benefits in weight-loss and self-esteem, few studies have looked at long-term effectiveness of these camps. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of weight-loss camps for non-hispanic Black and Hispanic obese youth. If camps are shown to be successful in leading to sustained weight-loss and healthy living, they could be useful in helping to reduce childhood and adolescent obesity rates.

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Mentor: Dr. Marne Campbell

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Dec 13th, 8:55 AM

Effectiveness of Weight-Loss Camps as Intervention in Adolescent Obesity

University Hall 4442

Obesity remains a growing health issue in the United States for both adults and children. Obese children are likely to remain obese into adulthood, putting them at risk for developing chronic health issues. Many communities, public health officials, and others have begun to fight against childhood obesity, yet weight-loss camps remain largely overlooked as a potential method of intervention. While some studies suggest camps have short-term benefits in weight-loss and self-esteem, few studies have looked at long-term effectiveness of these camps. This study aims to determine the effectiveness of weight-loss camps for non-hispanic Black and Hispanic obese youth. If camps are shown to be successful in leading to sustained weight-loss and healthy living, they could be useful in helping to reduce childhood and adolescent obesity rates.