Sleep, nutrition, and physical activity interventions to prevent obesity in infancy: Follow-up of the Prevention of Overweight in Infancy (POI) randomized controlled trial at ages 3.5 and 5 y
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Year of Publication
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108(2), 228–236
Journal article (peer reviewed)
The findings of the Prevention of Overweight in Infancy study suggested that a brief sleep intervention in infancy reduced the risk of obesity at age 2 years (with no observed benefit from a nutrition and activity intervention). The authors explore how these interventions influenced growth at ages 3.5 and 5 years compared with usual care. They conclude that a "... conventional intervention had unexpected adverse long-term weight outcomes, whereas positive outcomes from a less conventional sleep intervention remained promising at age 5 y". They discuss the implications of these findings for further research.
Type of Study
Randomised controlled trial, Quantitative
How to Access
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