Brief Interventions for Weight Management in Kids Are Not Effective
Am Fam Physician. 2017 Feb 1;95(3):194-196.
Should children and adolescents be screened for body mass index (BMI) and be given brief counseling if overweight?
Calculating the BMI of children and adolescents in primary care practices and counseling those who are overweight is ineffective to reduce BMI in children over several years of follow-up. (Level of Evidence = 1a)
These investigators searched five databases, including the Cochrane Central Library, as well as reference lists of retrieved studies and review articles, to identify 10 randomized studies and two quasi-experimental studies that evaluated the
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