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TITLE
The Prevention of Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents: A Review of Interventions and Programmes
  Review of obesity programmes.pdf (207.3 KB)
Document ID LIB564
Document type Scientific peer reviewed article
Issue date 09/02/2006
Document reference NA
Original language of the document English
Document produced by ILSI Europe a.i.s.b.l. organisation visiting card
Document financed by ILSI Europe Weight Management in Public Health Task Force
Scientific domains
Policy domains
  • Consumer protection
  • Health

DOCUMENT TEXT

Short description  Overweight and obesity are serious, large-scale, global, public health concerns requiring population-based childhood overweight and obesity prevention. The overall objective of this review is to identify aspects of successful childhood overweight prevention programmes. This objective will be met by assessing existing interventions quantitatively as well as qualitatively, identifying efficacy, effectiveness and implementation, and evaluating potential adverse effects of previous studies.
The majority of overweight/obesity prevention programmes included in this review were effective. Because few studies report on underweight prevalence, this review recommends giving more attention to preventing adverse outcomes by reporting the intervention impact on the frequency distribution for both BMI and adiposity measures.
Abstract (focusing on the key recommendations)  Overweight and obesity are serious, large-scale, global, public health concerns
requiring population-based childhood overweight and obesity prevention. The
overall objective of this review is to identify aspects of successful childhood overweight prevention programmes. This objective will be met by assessing existing interventions quantitatively as well as qualitatively, identifying efficacy, effe ...

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