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Dietary based interventions for overweight and obese children
Dietary based interventions for overweight and obese childrenC.E. Collins, J.M. Warren, M. Neve, P. McCoy, B. StokesInternational Journal of Evidence-Based Healthcare2007Vol. 5pp. 2-53
This review assessed interventions with a dietary component for treating overweight and obese children and adolescents. Studies of interventions that focused on diet and were delivered by a nutritionist or other health professional were eligible for inclusion. The authors concluded that there is insufficient evidence to determine the effectiveness of dietary interventions or to recommend a specific dietary approach. The pooled estimates of effect presented might not be reliable. The authors appropriately highlight the need for better quality studies with long-term follow-up.