What is the relationship between dietary patterns consumed and growth, size, body composition, and risk of overweight and obesity?
Approach to Answering the Question
Update to Existing NESR Systematic Review
Dietary Patterns Subcommittee
Systematic Review Protocol
Developed for each scientific question being examined, the protocol describes the plan for how the systematic review will be conducted. The protocol provides the:
- Analytic framework,
- Literature search and screening plan, and
- Literature search and screening results.
For this question, dietary patterns is defined as the quantities, proportions, variety, or combination of different foods, drinks, and nutrients (when available) in diets, and the frequency with which they are habitually consumed. In addition, outcomes include weight, weight-for-age; height, length/stature-for-age; BMI, BMI z-score, weight-for-length; body circumferences: head, arm, waist, thigh, neck; body composition; and incidence and prevalence of underweight, failure to thrive, stunting, wasting; healthy weight; overweight; and obesity.
This page will be updated with the draft conclusion once it has been developed. Draft conclusions are not considered final until they have been deliberated with and decided upon by the full Committee and published in the Committee’s report.