What is the impact of regular counselling on BMI, physical activity and nutrition in overweight and obese 5-10 year olds?

From: BMJ

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Participants/situation

  • 258 overweight or mildly obese children.

Study

  • Four consultations over 12 weeks targeting a change in the child’s nutrition, physical activity, and periods of inactivity.

Results

  • Counselling did not improve BMI, physical activity or nutrition in overweight or mildly obese 5-10 year olds.

Answer

  • Counselling does not have an effect on a child’s weight, physical activity or eating habits.

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Editors Notes

  • BMI is calculated as weight(kg) / height(m)2. BMI values are as follows:
  1. Underweight <20
  2. Normal Weight 20 – 24.9
  3. Overweight 25 – 29.9
  4. Obese 30>

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