Systematic Review about the Effectiveness of Physical Activity Programs to Reduce Overweight and Obesity in School-Age Youth
Keywords:Physical activity, Body mass index, Obesity, Body fat
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of intervention programs aimed to reduce overweight and obesity in young people. A total of 266 publications were selected, obtained by searching the databases: Pubmed (n = 83), Science Direct (n = 2091), Scopus (n = 100) and Web of Science (n = 107). After reading the abstract and full text, the selected studies were reduced 21. The age of the participants ranged from 6 to 16 years. The conclusions of the study were that the most effective programs were those that carried out two weekly sessions of physical activity, lasting 45 minutes, at a moderate and vigorous intensity.