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Nutrición Hospitalaria

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AGUILERA EGUIA, Raúl; JORQUERA PINO, Paula Jessica; SALGADO, Claudia Jaqueline  and  FLORES, Cherie. Effectiveness of calcium supplementation on body mass index in obese people: an overview of systematic reviews. Nutr. Hosp. [online]. 2016, vol.33, n.4, pp.978-982. ISSN 1699-5198.

Introduction: According to the World Health Organization, obesity can be defined as abnormal or excessive fat accumulation that may be iatrogenic health. Objective: To summarize systematic reviews Cochrane and non Cochrane that evaluate the effect of calcium supplementation for reducing body mass index in obese people. Methods: A search was performed in the Medline database (1980-September 2015), metabuscador Tripdatabase and Epistemonikos (until September 2015), Cochrane BVS (to September 2015), was hand searched journal issue interest searched conference proceedings, monitoring was conducted relevant references and contacted experts in the field. Results: The preliminary search yielded a total of 7,163 articles potentially eligible, according to the eligibility criteria include two systematic reviews of randomized trials. Conclusion: Calcium supplementation appears not impact in reducing BMI, DM 0.12 (-0.62, 0.86); p = 0.75. presenting "evidence very low" according GRADE, this means that "presents a great uncertainty about the estimate of effect".

Keywords : Obesity; Calcium; Coagulation factor IV; Body weigt; Meta-analysis.

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