Dietary and lifestyle interventions for weight management in adults from minority ethnic/non-white groups : a systematic review
Osei-Assibey, G., Kyrou, Ioannis, Adi, Y., Kumar, Sudhesh and Matyka, K. (2010) Dietary and lifestyle interventions for weight management in adults from minority ethnic/non-white groups : a systematic review. Obesity Reviews, Vol.11 (No.11). pp. 769-776. ISSN 14677881Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00695.x
Minority ethnic/non-White populations are more prone to weight gain and more susceptible to obesity-related complications. The objective of this study was to systematically review dietary and lifestyle interventions for weight management in minority ethnic groups. Electronic databases and reference lists of original studies and reviews were searched for studies on dietary and lifestyle weight management interventions published. Randomized clinical trials with >= 6-month duration were included. Nineteen studies met the inclusion criteria. Fourteen studies involved African-Americans, one in non-White Hispanics, one in Japanese Americans and three in both African-Americans and non-White Hispanics. Most of the interventions proved relatively effective. However, significant drawbacks were noted for several of these studies, such as small sample size, high attrition rates and lack of follow-up data. Better quality and long-term trials are required in order to investigate in detail the effectiveness of lifestyle changes for weight management in these populations and eventually support evidence-based recommendations.
|Item Type:||Journal Item|
|Subjects:||R Medicine > RC Internal medicine|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School > Health Sciences
Faculty of Medicine > Warwick Medical School
|Journal or Publication Title:||Obesity Reviews|
|Publisher:||Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.|
|Official Date:||November 2010|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 769-776|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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