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Matitiahu Berkovitch  (Berkovitch M) 1 Article
Original Article
Lifestyle modifications in an adolescent dormitory: a clinical trial
Ibrahim Abu-Kishk, Michal Alumot-Yehoshua, Gadi Reisler, Shai Efrati, Eran Kozer, Keren Doenyas-Barak, Michal Feldon, Zahi Dagan, Rami Reifen, Matitiahu Berkovitch
Clin Exp Pediatr. 2014;57(12):520-525.   Published online December 31, 2014
Purpose

Childhood obesity is an increasing public health issue worldwide. We examined dietary patterns among adolescents in a dormitory school, identified obese adolescents and tried to intervene to improve food habits and physical activity.

Methods

We conducted an experimental prospective longitudinal study based on 36 obese (body mass index [BMI]≥95th percentile) adolescents (aged 12-18 years) compared with controls (healthy children: normal age-appropriate BMI...

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