In a preliminary study a few years back, researchers found that an educational, online comic strip geared toward 8- to 10-year-old black girls helped them eat better and exercise more. Now, the program's creators are set to really put the comic strips to the test when they launch a larger study, with 400 volunteers and their parents, to test the web-based program, CNET reports. Called the "Food, Fun, and Fitness Internet Program for Girls," the comic strips were created by researchers at the ARS Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, who plan to write...

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