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Obesity : diagnosis, prevention and treatment; evidence-based answers to common questions.

Reilly, J. J. and Wilson, M. L. and Summerbell, C.D. and Wilson, D.C. (2002) 'Obesity : diagnosis, prevention and treatment; evidence-based answers to common questions.', Archives of disease in childhood., 86 (6). pp. 392-394.


Paediatric obesity is now common in the UK, as in other developed countries. A literature search was conducted and evidence based answers to five frequently answered questions sought. Recommendations for diagnosis are given. Although there is no conclusive evidence that the condition is preventable, a number of treatment approaches are promising.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Obesity, Randomised controlled trial, Body mass index, Meta-analysis, Systematic review.
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Date deposited:15 December 2009
Date of first online publication:June 2002
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