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Journal of Obesity
Volume 2012, Article ID 685430, 14 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/685430
Review Article

Intervening to Reduce Sedentary Behaviors and Childhood Obesity among School-Age Youth: A Systematic Review of Randomized Trials

School of Public Health at Hunter College, City University of New York, 2180 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10035, USA

Received 2 June 2011; Revised 9 August 2011; Accepted 12 August 2011

Academic Editor: Dale Bond

Copyright © 2012 May May Leung et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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