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Exercise for Overweight or obesity

Creator:

Shaw, K.A., Gennat, H.C., O'Rourke, P. and Del Mar, C.

Subject Keywords: OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WEIGHT LOSS, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT
Topic: Chronic Conditions
Conditions
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Hypertension
Stroke
Obesity
Chronic Conditions
Obesity
Type: Article
Region: International (other)
Description:

Overweight and obesity are important public health problems and are associated with many serious health conditions. The risk of developing overweight and obesity depends on lifestyle factors such as food intake and physical activity levels. Treatment for overweight and obesity therefore commonly involves diet and exercise. We found that exercise has a positive effect on body weight and cardiovascular disease risk factors in people with overweight or obesity, particularly when combined with diet, and that exercise improves health even if no weight is lost. No data were identified on adverse events, quality of life, morbidity, costs or mortality.

Date:

21/01/2009

Rights: © The Cochrane Collaboration
Suggested citation:

Shaw, K.A., Gennat, H.C., O'Rourke, P. and Del Mar, C.. (2009) Exercise for Overweight or obesity [Online]. Available from: http://publichealthwell.ie/node/95720 [Accessed: 12th November 2019].

  

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