A systematic review investigating interventions that can help reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in children leading to changes in body fatness.
Bottom Line: Six interventions achieved significant (P < 0.05) reductions in SSB intake, although this was not always sustained.The evidence suggests that school-based education programmes focusing on reducing SSB consumption, but including follow-up modules, offer opportunities for implementing effective, sustainable interventions.Home delivery of more suitable drinks has a big impact on reducing SSB consumption, with associated reductions in body weight.
Affiliation: Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Nottingham, Leics, UK.Show MeSH
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Mentions: Titles and abstracts of studies were identified by the database searches using the search strategy outlined. Nonhuman trials and non-English language studies were eliminated at this stage using database filters. Studies were then screened against the inclusion criteria using title screening, abstract screening and full paper screening. Title screening was carried out by one reviewer, with a second reviewer consulted at the abstract screening stage, and a third reviewer in the full paper screening process. The screening process, including the number of studies excluded at each stage in the process, was documented and is shown in Fig.1.
Affiliation: Division of Nutritional Sciences, University of Nottingham, Leics, UK.