Short- and mid-term effects of a setting based prevention program to reduce obesity risk factors in children: a cluster-randomized trial.

@article{Bayer2009ShortAM,
  title={Short- and mid-term effects of a setting based prevention program to reduce obesity risk factors in children: a cluster-randomized trial.},
  author={Otmar Bayer and Ruediger von Kries and Angelika Strauss and Christine Mitschek and Andr{\'e} Michael Toschke and Alexander J Hose and Berthold Koletzko},
  journal={Clinical nutrition},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={122-8}
}
BACKGROUND & AIMS To assess the effects of a low cost behavioral prevention program in a preschool setting. METHODS 64 Kindergartens in 4 Bavarian regions were randomly assigned as intervention or controls in a 2:1 ratio. Samples of 1318 and 1340 children examined in the school entrance health examination at 5.7+/-2.6 and 17.6+/-2.3 months (mean+/-standard deviation for first and second sample) after the start of the program were analysed. MEASUREMENTS Main outcome measures were the… CONTINUE READING

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