“Lake Rescue” Book helps encourage Weight Loss

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Recently, researchers at Duke University Medical Center in the U.S. have discovered that novels can help adolescents to lose weight.  They asked obese females from age nine to thirteen, who were already in a comprehensive weight loss program, to read the novel entitled “Lake Rescue (Beacon Street Girls, No. 6).”

The age-appropriate novel was crafted to include healthy lifestyle and weight management guidance, positive messages and strong role-models, with the help of expert pediatricians.  The novel’s protagonist is an overweight preteen with low self-esteem and feelings of isolation and teasing because of her size.

After six months, the thirty-one girls who had read it experienced a significant decrease in body mass index scores, compared to a control group of fourteen who hadn’t.

The findings were presented at the Obesity Society’s annual meeting in Phoenix.

-via Time

Lake Rescue is the sixth in the Beacon Street Girls series.

Paul Martin

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