Letters Preventing childhood obesity

Too early to ditch the campaign

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39374.433356.BE (Published 25 October 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:841
  1. J Lennert Veerman, research fellow,
  2. Jan J Barendregt, associate professor epidemiological modelling
  1. UQ School of Population Health, Herston, QLD 4030, Australia
  1. l.veerman{at}uq.edu.au

    We believe that James et al's conclusion that an intervention to reduce children's consumption of carbonated drinks and prevalence of overweight was not effective two years after completion1 is not warranted for two reasons.

    Firstly, they base their conclusions on the proportion of overweight children, which was significantly different between …

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