The relationship between dietary patterns and overweight and obesity in children of Asian developing countries: A systematic review

Wai Yew Yang, Lauren Williams, Claire Collins, Winnie Siew Swee Chee

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The exponential increase in prevalence of childhood obesity has become a global concern. Developing countries in Asia are at particular risk due to their stage in the epidemiological and nutrition transition. Objectives The review objectives were to summarize the evidence on prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity within developing countries in Asia and to synthesise the best epidemiological association between the dietary patterns of children in the developing countries in Asia and their weight status in terms of obesity.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4568-4599
Number of pages32
JournalJBI database of systematic reviews and implementation reports
Issue number58
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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