publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Physical activity interventions in early life aimed at reducing later risk of obesity and related non-communicable diseases: a rapid review of systematic reviews

Reilly, John J.; Hughes, Adrienne R.; Gillespie, Jennifer; Malden, Stephen; Martin, Anne;
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  • Published: 16 Aug 2019 Journal: Obesity Reviews, volume 20, pages 61-73 (issn: 1467-7881, eissn: 1467-789X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wiley
Objective: To identify useful components of interventions aimed at prevention of childhood obesity and related non-communicable disease (NCD) which included physical activity, and which targeted any or all of four life-course stages: peri-conception; pregnancy; infancy and toddlerhood (0-23 months); early childhood (24-59 months). Design & Methods: In May 2016, WHO Geneva searched the Cochrane Library and Pubmed for systematic reviews of interventions including physical activity to prevent childhood obesity or risk factors for obesity-related NCDs. Using a narrative synthesis, the efficacy of randomised controlled trials (RCTs) to alter energy balance outcomes (...
free text keywords: Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, Psychological intervention, Obesity, medicine.disease, medicine, Systematic review, Physical therapy, medicine.medical_specialty, Childhood obesity, Pregnancy, Early childhood, Gerontology, Cochrane Library, Disease, business.industry, business, RJ101
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