Interventions for Preventing Obesity in Children

Taryn Young, Charles S. Wiysonge, Anel Schoonees, Maylene Shung King, Ricardo Uauy, Juliana Kain


Int J Epidemiol. 2014;43(3):675-678. 

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More and more children worldwide are overweight or obese, increasing their risk of medical problems including non-communicable diseases, and psychosocial problems including self-esteem, depression and bullying. A team from Australia, the United Kingdom and Hong Kong reviewed trials that evaluated interventions promoting healthier diets and increased physical activity to prevent children from becoming overweight and obese.