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Interventions for treating obesity in children (Review)

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posted on 2003-01-01, 00:00 authored by C D Summerbell, V Ashton, Karen CampbellKaren Campbell, L Edmunds, S Kelly, E Waters
Childhood obesity affects both the physical and psychosocial health of children and may put them at risk of ill health as adults. The number of obese children in developed countries is increasing dramatically. There are many different lifestyle change programmes to help parents and children control their weight. Although 18 research studies were found, most of these were very small studies and so evidence from them is limited. In conclusion, there is a limited amount of quality data on the effects of programs to treat childhood obesity, and as such no conclusions can be drawn with confidence.

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Journal

Cochrane database of systematic reviews

Issue

3

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Article Number : CD001872

Article number

CD001872

Pagination

1 - 58

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1469-493X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2003, Wiley

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