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Obesity is associated with a variety of chronic diseases, including cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes and certain forms of cancer. In the USA, approximately 34% of children aged 6–19 years of age are classified as ‘overweight’ or ‘obese’ (BMI >85th percentile).1 Unhealthy lifestyle factors begin in childhood and contribute to the development of obesity and other chronic diseases.2 One of the important current issues is the impact of lifestyle modification on cardiovascular and metabolic outcomes in relation to changes in body weight and body composition.
Ho and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis that compared diet with diet and exercise interventions …
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