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Systematic review
Combined diet and exercise interventions can improve metabolic outcomes in obese children, even with only small changes in weight
  1. Christian K Roberts
  1. Exercise and Metabolic Disease Research Laboratory, Translational Sciences Section, UCLA School of Nursing, Los Angeles, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to: Dr Christian K Roberts, Exercise and Metabolic Disease Research Laboratory, Translational Sciences Section, UCLA School of Nursing, 700 Tiverton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA; croberts{at}ucla.edu

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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.

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Ho and colleagues conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis that compared diet with diet and exercise interventions …

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