Behavior-Changing Interventions for Treating Overweight or Obesity in Children Aged 6 to 11 Years

Tamara Brown, Emma Mead, Louisa Ells

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    Abstract

    Clinical Question: How effective are diet, physical activity, and behavioral interventions in treating children aged 6 to 11 years with overweight or obesity?

    Bottom Line: Multicomponent behavior-changing interventions may be beneficial in achieving small, short-term reductions in body mass index (calculated as weight in kilograms divided by height in meters squared), body mass index z score, and weight in children aged 6 to 11 years. Adverse events, health-related quality of life, behavior change outcomes, and sociodemographics were poorly or inconsistently reported. Overall, the quality of the evidence was low or very low, with no evidence from lower-income countries.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)385-386
    JournalJAMA Pediatrics
    Volume173
    Issue number4
    Early online date18 Feb 2019
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 18 Feb 2019

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