Educational Interventions in Adolescents, for the Management of Obesity: A Review of the Literature

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María de los Ángeles Castro-Cornejo
Xiomara Arteaga-Herrera
Luis Antonio Díaz-Becerril
Nicolás Padilla-Raygoza


Introduction: Overweight and obesity is a serious global health problem in minors related to multiple chronic degenerative or fatal diseases.

Aim: To analyze the results of available scientific studies of educational interventions in the management of overweight or obesity in adolescents.

Methodology: Those studies found in a database between 2014-2019 that performed intervention or management of overweight or obesity in a population between 6 and 18 years of age were included.

Results and Discussion: Fourteen studies met the inclusion criteria of which only three performed a probabilistic sampling being these more significant. Different types of interventions were identified from educational, cognitive-behavioral and physical activity promotion. The variables with the greatest significant difference were body composition and waist circumference, the Body Mass Index still has no significant difference.

Conclusion: Educational interventions achieve an important role in the management of overweight or obesity having significant changes in the short, medium and long term.

Adolescents, educative interventions, overweight, obesity.

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Castro-Cornejo, M. de los Ángeles, Arteaga-Herrera, X., Díaz-Becerril, L. A., & Padilla-Raygoza, N. (2019). Educational Interventions in Adolescents, for the Management of Obesity: A Review of the Literature. International Journal of TROPICAL DISEASE & Health, 40(1), 1-9.
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