Source: The Cochrane Library
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Date of publication: 7th December, 2011.
Publication type: Review.
In a nutshell: An update on the previous Cochrane review of childhood obesity prevention research, determining the effectiveness of evaluated interventions intended to prevent obesity in children assessed by change in Body Mass Index (BMI). Strong evidence was found to support the beneficial effects of child obesity prevention programmes on BMI, particularly for programmes targeted to children aged six to 12 years. However, a great deal of variation between studies was noted and findings may be biased by missing small studies with negative findings.
Length of publication: 1 web page.
Acknowledgement: Follow this link to read the review in full (214 pages).