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Author (up) Fang, S.; Wang, M.; Zheng, Y.; Zhou, S.; Ji, G. url  openurl
  Title Acupuncture and Lifestyle Modification Treatment for Obesity: A Meta-Analysis Type of Study Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication American Journal of Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal American Journal of Chinese Medicine  
  Volume 45 Issue 2 Pages 239-254  
  Keywords PREVENTION of obesity; RESEARCH methodology evaluation; Acupuncture; ALTERNATIVE medicine; BEHAVIOR modification; COMBINED modality therapy; CONFIDENCE intervals; Electroacupuncture; EXPERIMENTAL design; HEALTH behavior; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Medline; META-analysis; PROBABILITY theory; REGRESSION analysis; RESEARCH -- Finance; WEIGHT loss; SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); EVIDENCE-based medicine; PROFESSIONAL practice; BODY mass index; RANDOMIZED controlled trials; PUBLICATION bias; DATA analysis -- Software; DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Evaluation  
  Abstract Obesity is an epidemic health hazard associated with many medical conditions. Lifestyle interventions are foundational to the successful management of obesity. However, the body's adaptive biological responses counteract patients' desire to restrict food and energy intake, leading to weight regain. As a complementary and alternative medical approach, acupuncture therapy is widely used for weight control. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of acupuncture treatment alone and in combination with lifestyle modification. We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and Chinese Biomedical Literature Databases for relevant publications available as of 24 October 2015 without language restriction. Eligible studies consisted of randomized controlled trials for acupuncture with comparative controls. A total of 23 studies were included with 1808 individuals. We performed meta-analyses of weighted mean differences based on a random effect model. Acupuncture exhibited a mean difference of body mass index reduction of 1.742kg/m2 (95% confidence interval ) and 1.904kg/m2 (95% confidence interval ) when compared with untreated or placebo control groups and when lifestyle interventions including basic therapy of both treatment and control groups. Adverse events reported were mild, and no patients withdrew because of adverse effects. Overall, our results indicate that acupuncture is an effective treatment for obesity both alone and together with lifestyle modification.  
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  Notes Accession Number: 122570741; Source Information: 2017, Vol. 45 Issue 2, p239; Subject Term: PREVENTION of obesity; Subject Term: RESEARCH methodology evaluation; Subject Term: ACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: ALTERNATIVE medicine; Subject Term: BEHAVIOR modification; Subject Term: COMBINED modality therapy; Subject Term: CONFIDENCE intervals; Subject Term: ELECTROACUPUNCTURE; Subject Term: EXPERIMENTAL design; Subject Term: HEALTH behavior; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medical care; Subject Term: INFORMATION storage & retrieval systems -- Medicine; Subject Term: MEDLINE; Subject Term: META-analysis; Subject Term: PROBABILITY theory; Subject Term: REGRESSION analysis; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Finance; Subject Term: WEIGHT loss; Subject Term: SYSTEMATIC reviews (Medical research); Subject Term: EVIDENCE-based medicine; Subject Term: PROFESSIONAL practice; Subject Term: BODY mass index; Subject Term: RANDOMIZED controlled trials; Subject Term: PUBLICATION bias; Subject Term: DATA analysis -- Software; Subject Term: DESCRIPTIVE statistics; Subject Term: EVALUATION; Subject Term: ; Number of Pages: 16p; ; Document Type: Article; Approved no  
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Author (up) Fang, S.; Wang, M.; Zheng, Y.; Zhou, S.; Ji, G. url  doi
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  Title Acupuncture and Lifestyle Modification Treatment for Obesity: A Meta-Analysis Type of Study
  Year 2017 Publication The American Journal of Chinese Medicine Abbreviated Journal Am J Chin Med  
  Volume 45 Issue 2 Pages 239-254  
  Keywords *Acupuncture Therapy; Adolescent; Adult; Body Mass Index; Female; *Healthy Lifestyle; Humans; Male; Middle Aged; Obesity/*therapy; Treatment Outcome; Young Adult; *Acupuncture; *Meta-Analysis; *Obesity; *Overweight; *Review  
  Abstract Obesity is an epidemic health hazard associated with many medical conditions. Lifestyle interventions are foundational to the successful management of obesity. However, the body's adaptive biological responses counteract patients' desire to restrict food and energy intake, leading to weight regain. As a complementary and alternative medical approach, acupuncture therapy is widely used for weight control. The objective of this study was to assess the efficacy of acupuncture treatment alone and in combination with lifestyle modification. We searched the MEDLINE, EMBASE, CENTRAL and Chinese Biomedical Literature Databases for relevant publications available as of 24 October 2015 without language restriction. Eligible studies consisted of randomized controlled trials for acupuncture with comparative controls. A total of 23 studies were included with 1808 individuals. We performed meta-analyses of weighted mean differences based on a random effect model. Acupuncture exhibited a mean difference of body mass index reduction of 1.742[Formula: see text]kg/m2 (95% confidence interval [Formula: see text]) and 1.904[Formula: see text]kg/m2 (95% confidence interval [Formula: see text]) when compared with untreated or placebo control groups and when lifestyle interventions including basic therapy of both treatment and control groups. Adverse events reported were mild, and no patients withdrew because of adverse effects. Overall, our results indicate that acupuncture is an effective treatment for obesity both alone and together with lifestyle modification.  
  Address dagger Institution of Digestive Diseases, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, P. R. China  
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