Journal article

Nutrition-related interventions targeting childhood overweight and obesity: A narrative review

Jessica A Kerr, Amy Loughman, Andrew Knox, Jennifer J Koplin, Katrina J Allen, Melissa Wake

OBESITY REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2019


Systematic reviews of nutritional interventions indicate limited efficacy in reducing childhood obesity, but their blanket conclusions could obscure promising components. This narrative review sought more detail on effective components within nutrition-related interventions involving children aged 2 to 11 years. In May 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) searched the Cochrane Library and PubMed for relevant reviews. From 36 reviews, we screened 182 nutrition-related randomized trials for inclusion. We then reviewed those that reported at least 1 statistically significant (P < 0.05) treatment benefit on body weight and/or composition outcomes at their longest follow-up assessment. Fourt..

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