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Mindfulness affects stress, ghrelin, and BMI of obese children: a clinical trial

Pediatrics
Endocrinology
Author
López-Alarcón et al.
Used Parameters : PBF

Publication Year : 2020

Country : Mexico

Journal : Endocrine Connections

Childhood obesity is associated with stress. However, most treatment strategies include only dietary and physical activity approaches. Mindfulness may assist in weight reduction, but its effectiveness is unclear. We assessed the effect of mindfulness on stress, appetite regulators, and weight of children with obesity and anxiety. A clinical study was conducted in a pediatric hospital. Eligible children were 10–14 years old, BMI≥ 95th percentile, Spence anxiety score≥ 55, and who were not taking any medication or supplementation …
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