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Fighting childhood obesity one game at a time

Beedle, Lisa M. MPAP, PA-C; Maldonado, Maria G. MPH, MPAP, PA-C; Forest, Christopher P. MSHS, DFAAPA, PA-C

Journal of the American Academy of PAs: August 2015 - Volume 28 - Issue 8 - p 45–48
doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000469442.82819.98
Review Article

ABSTRACT Traditional video games contribute to a sedentary lifestyle. Active video games that include physical activity may help reduce childhood obesity and have found an unconventional niche in medical treatment and training. This article offers providers practical information on how to evaluate popular active video games and how to encourage patients to make them part of a more healthful lifestyle.

Lisa M. Beedle practices at OrthoCenter Medical Group in Pasadena, Calif. Maria G. Maldonado is an instructor in clinical family medicine at the University of Southern California's Keck School of Medicine in Alhambra, Calif. Christopher P. Forest is an assistant professor of clinical family medicine and director of research at the Keck School of Medicine and practices at Momentum Medical Group in Van Nuys, Calif. The authors have disclosed no potential conflicts of interest, financial or otherwise.

Copyright © 2015 American Academy of Physician Assistants
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