Letters Obesity in children

Quality of guidelines on obesity in children is worrying

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a2474 (Published 11 November 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a2474
  1. Pablo Alonso-Coello, researcher1
  2. on behalf of Mario Delgado-Noguera, Sera Tort, Ignasi Gich, and Xavier Bonfill
  1. 1Iberoamerican Cochrane Centre, Hospital Sant Pau (CIBERESP), Barcelona 08041, Spain
  1. palonso{at}santpau.cat

    Kipping and colleagues argue that the differences between international guidelines on managing obesity reflect variations in the structure of health services, resources, culture, and behaviour between countries.1 However, a more worrying explanation is the poor quality of clinical practice guidelines.

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