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Obesity Prevention in Children in Latin America Through Interventions Using Technology

Obesity Prevention in Children in Latin America Through Interventions Using Technology

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 13(2): 138-141

The number of children in Latin America with overweight and obesity has increased markedly in recent years. However, interventions focused on prevention of childhood obesity are still in their infancy in Latin America. Leveraging the use of technology in children and adolescents to introduce or reinforce patterns of healthy eating and mobility in interventions is a priority. Though there is a low number of intervention studies focused on obesity prevention in Latin America, several studies using technology have been conducted. Further implementation of such programs as part of multilevel interventions will allow for continued prevention efforts to address increasing rates of overweight and obesity in this population.

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DOI: 10.1177/1559827618823320

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