Interventions for Preventing Obesity in Children

The Cochrane Library recently published an updated review “Interventions for Preventing Obesity in Children”. The review included 55 studies. The authors found strong evidence to support beneficial effects of child obesity prevention programmes on BMI particularly for programmes targeted to children aged 6-12 years.

A few studies looked at whether programmes were harmful to children and the results suggested that obesity prevention strategies do not increase body image concerns, unhealthy dieting practices, level of underweight, or unhealthy attitudes to weight, and that all children can benefit.

Read the report on The Cochrane Library website.

Posted: 11/01/2012 15:53:45 by Barbara Whelan


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