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Research for intervention programs to address the prepubertal and adolescent obesity. Their role in controlling weight

Theodora Georgiou , Alexandros Argyriadis , Panagiota Bellou – Mylona


According to the definition of the World Health Organization about obesity and considering the way that nurses handle it as consultants, we noted that literature focuses mainly on the prevention of the phenomenon rather than to its confrontation. Aim: The aim of the present systematic review was the study of the role of diet to the pubertal obesity prevention and the control of weight. Method: To prepare this systematic review we collected data from primary quantitative surveys, qualitative surveys and meta-analysis. The search was made in the databases PubMed Advanced, Medline Complete (EBSCOHost), Cinahl (EBSCOHost) and Scopus and resulted 1080 surveys (N 1080). Finally, studies obtained for further evaluation following the blockades, were 24 (N: 24). From them, 11 were meta-analysis, 9 quantitative, 4 were systematic reviews and one was qualitative study. Results: The results of this study concluded on the effect of diet in combating prepubertal and adolescent obesity and analyzed factors contributing the adoption of healthy eating in young people. It also analyzed the role played by the family and school environment to the prevention and proposals for intervention programs. Most studies conducted to date, confuse combat with prevention as two interconnected phenomena. Conclusion: This review concluded that to assess any level of food risk which may lead to obesity should take into account the dietary behavior of modern people

Keywords: Obesity, intervention, obesity prevention

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