What is the impact of regular counselling on BMI, physical activity and nutrition in overweight and obese 5-10 year olds?
- Wake, M., Baur, L.A., Gerner, B., Gibbons, K., Gold, L., Gunn, J., Levickis, P., McCallum, Z., Naughton, G., Sanci, L., Ukoumunne, O.C., 2009. Outcomes and costs of primary care surveillance and intervention for overweight or obese children: the LEAP 2 randomised controlled trial. BMJ 339, b3308–b3308.
- 258 overweight or mildly obese children.
Four consultations over 12 weeks targeting a change in the child’s nutrition, physical activity, and periods of inactivity.
Counselling did not improve BMI, physical activity or nutrition in overweight or mildly obese 5-10 year olds.
Counselling does not have an effect on a child’s weight, physical activity or eating habits.
- BMI is calculated as weight(kg) / height(m)2. BMI values are as follows:
- Underweight <20
- Normal Weight 20 – 24.9
- Overweight 25 – 29.9
- Obese 30>