Childhood Obesity Treatment: systematic reviews

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The prevention and treatment of childhood obesity 

Through randomised controlled trials, this paper focuses on the effectiveness of interventions in the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity. See more

Treatment of Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review

The purpose of this quantitative systematic review is to provide an update of the evidence, illustrating the efficacy of childhood obesity treatment, considering whether treatment fidelity has been measured and/or reported and whether this related to the treatment effect size. See more

Diet, physical activity and behavioural interventions for the treatment of overweight or obese children from the age of 6 to 11 years

The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effects of diet, physical activity and behavioural interventions for the treatment of overweight or obese children aged 6 to 11 years. See more

Treatment Interventions for Early Childhood Obesity: A Systematic Review

This systematic review attempted to address the following question: “in childen ag 0-6 years of age who are overweight or obese, what behavioural or clinical interventions have been shown to be effective in reducing adiposity using a clinical trial design?” See more

Surgery for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents

The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effects of surgery for treating obesity in children and adolescents. See more

Multicomponent Lifestyle Interventions for Treating Overweight and Obesity in Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analyses

The aim of this systematic review was “to assess the effect of multicomponent lifestyle interventions including two or more lifestyle components on change in BMI and BMI z-scores in children and adolescents compared to control conditions of standard, minimal or no treatment.” See more

Interventions for treating obesity in children (Review)

The objective of this review is “to assess the efficacy of a range of interventions designed to treat obesity in children and adolescents, specifically the evaluation of any combination of lifestyle, drug or surgical interventions, compared with any other combination of these interventions or no treatment.” See more

Diet, physical activity, and behavioural interventions for the treatment of overweight or obesity in preschool children up to the age of 6 years (Review)

The objective of this review was “to assess the effects of diet, physical activity and behavioural interventions for the treatment of overweight or obesity in preschool children up to the age of 6 years.” See more

Adherence to nutritional therapy in obese adolescents; a review

Given the limited evidence and the existing controversies on the topic, the aim of this review was “to discuss adherence to diet in obese adolescents.” See more

Systematic review of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of weight management schemes for the under fives: a short report

The objective of this systematic review was “to search for, review and synthesise studies of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of weight management schemes for the under fives.” See more

Weight Loss in Adolescents After Bariatric Surgery: A Systematic Review

The purpose of this article was “to examine existing literature and primarily report weight loss after bariatric surgery, while also describing the effect of bariatric surgery on comorbid conditions and post-operative complications.” See more

Treatment of Pediatric Obesity: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Trials

The aim of this report was “to briefly summarise the findings of a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised trials published in the literature up to February 2006 and reports on the effects of evaluated treatments on obesity outcomes.” See more

Lifestyle Interventions in the Treatment of Childhood Overweight: A Meta-Analytic Review of Randomized Controlled Trials

The primary aim of this study was “to use meta-analytic techniques to quantitatively evaluate the efficacy of lifestyle interventions in the treatment of pediatric overweight by comparing lifestyle interventions to waitlist/no treatment control groups or information/education-only control groups.” See more

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

The aim of this review was “to provide an updated synthesis of the evidence on benefits and harms of overweight and obesity treatment interventions for children and adolescents feasible for use in or referral from primary care, and examined the features of efficacious interventions.” See more

School-based interventions versus family-based interventions in the treatment of childhood obesity - a systematic review

The aim of this review was “to provide up-to-date evidence from research studies, which have employed a study design seeking to compare the outcomes of school-based intervention with family-based intervention in the treatment of childhood obesity.” See more

Diet, physical activity and behavioural interventions for the treatment of overweight or obese adolescents aged 12 to 17 years

The objective of this systematic review was “to assess the effects of diet, physical activity and behavioural interventions for the treatment of overweight or obese adolescents aged 12 to 17 years.” See more

Parent-only interventions in the treatment of childhood obesity: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials

This systematic review aimed “to add to the current knowledge in this area by including comparisons of parent-only groups with parent-child or child-only intervention groups for children aged 5-12 years.” See more

The dose of behavioural interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity: a systematic review and meta-regression

The purpose of this systematic review was “to review the existing literature on behavioural interventions to prevent and treat childhood obesity and to use quantitative methods to better understand how dose was related to outcome.” See more.  

Drug interventions for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents

The objective of this systematic review was to assess the effects of drug interventions for the treatment of obesity in children and adolescents. See more

Adolescent bariatric surgery: a systematic review of recommendation documents

This systematic review was conducted “to generate a complete record of all US recommendation documents and describe variability across documents.” See more

A systematic review of community-based interventions for the treatment of adolescents with overweight and obesity

The aim of this systematic review was “to evaluate the characteristics and effectiveness of scalable community-based secondary prevention and weight-management programs for adolescents (aged 13-17 years) with overweight or obesity.” See more

Treatment of obesity, with a dietary component, and eating disorder risk in children and adolescents: A systematic review with meta-analysis

The aim of this systematic review with meta-analysis was “to assess the impact of obesity treatment, with a dietary component, on the prevalence of eating disorder, eating disorder risk and related symptoms in children and adolescents with overweight or obesity.” See more