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Cochrane Library update on obesity

Obesity interventions in children have limited effect

The latest Cochrane Library update on obesity concludes that obesity interventions in children have limited effect:

Despite the importance of childhood obesity, the review was only able to find a limited number of studies to draw findings from and some of these were pilot projects that showed great promise but were not designed to be able to measure changes in body weight.

The lead author believes that that any intervention that leads to a better lifestyle will reduce obesity if it is kept up for long enough and that the most effective programmes are the ones that put fun into fitness and good food.

Read the update: Summerbell CD, et al. Interventions for preventing obesity in children. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 3

Source: RxPG news, 20 July 2005

Published on July 20, 2005 in International news