Son efectivas las charlas para prevenir el aumento del peso en escolares

Translated title of the contribution: Are weight gain prevention programs effective in schools?

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Abstract

We examined the variation of body weight in 407 schoolchildren between the ages of 5-15 after a week of vacation. Additionally, we measured the effectiveness of weight prevention programs conducted prior to vacation. Results illustrated a significant increase in body weight in three study samples: group A, 0,280±1,0 kg, (p<0,05); group B, 0,675±1,1 kg, (p<0,0001); group C, 0,452±1,0 kg, (p<0,0001). In regards to these weight prevention programs, we found significant differences in weight gain between the control group, experimental group B (0,810 kg (p<0,005), and experimental group C (0,852 kg, p<0,005). The odds ratio of the probability of weight gain amongst students without exposure to weight gain prevention programs was OR=3.85 p<0,001. We found that schoolchildren's body weights significantly increased after a week of vacation, illustrating that weight prevention programs conducted prior to vacation serve as useful tools to prevent weight gain.

Translated title of the contributionAre weight gain prevention programs effective in schools?
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)287-298
Number of pages12
JournalRevista Internacional de Medicina y Ciencias de la Actividad Fisica y del Deporte
Volume12
Issue number46
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2012

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