The association between childcare arrangements and risk of overweight and obesity in childhood: a systematic review.

Authors: Black, L., Matvienko-Sikar K. & Kearney P.M.

Source: Obes Rev. 2017 Oct;18(10):1170-1190. doi: 10.1111/obr.12575. Epub 2017 Jul 4.

Over 80% of preschool-aged children experience non-parental childcare. Childcare type has the potential to influence weight outcomes, but its impact on childhood overweight/obesity is not well established. This review aims to (i) systematically evaluate the effects of childcare type on childhood overweight/obesity risk and (ii) investigate the impact of childcare intensity and age at commencement.

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