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Korean J Obes. 2013 Sep;22(3):167-176. Korean. Original Article.
Cho O , Cho S .
Department of Physical Education, Korea National Sport University, Korea.
Seon Obesity Clinic, Korea.

BACKGROUND: The purpose of this the study was to investigate the findings of previous research studies that focus on the effectiveness of school-based interventions on childhood and adolescent obesity. METHODS: Initially, 1,617 studies that were conducted in South Korea, United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Australia, and New Zealand were collected. Finally 14 studies were selected for a systematic review of literature and meta analysis. RESULTS: The findings of the present study suggest that school-based physical education has had a positive impact on students' obesity. However, calculated Effect Size (ES) from the meta analysis shows that the impact of school-based physical education was not significant. CONCLUSION: According to this study, we may conclude that it is necessary to reform the physical education curriculum in schools to improve the effectiveness of preventing obesity.

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