Treatment of overweight and obesity in children and youth: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Peirson2015TreatmentOO,
  title={Treatment of overweight and obesity in children and youth: a systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Leslea J Peirson and Donna Fitzpatrick-Lewis and Katherine M Morrison and Rachel L Warren and Muhammad Usman Ali and Parminder S Raina},
  journal={CMAJ open},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={E35-46}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood obesity is a public health concern. One-third of North American children and youth are overweight or obese. We reviewed the evidence of behavioural and pharmacological weight-management interventions on body mass index (BMI), BMI z-score and the prevalence of overweight and obesity in children and youth. METHODS We updated the search of a previous review. We searched 4 databases up to August 2013. We included randomized trials of primary care-relevant behavioural (diet… CONTINUE READING
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