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Pediatric Weight Management (PWM) Reduced Glycemic Load Diet

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    PWM: Reduced Glycemic Load Diet - Children Six to 12 Years

    If an ad libitum, reduced glycemic load diet is selected for use in children (ages six to 12), then this diet could be used to produce modest short-term improvement in weight status. Limited research shows that an ad libitum reduced glycemic load diet results in short-term improvement in weight status in this age group.

    Rating: Weak
    Conditional

    PWM: Reduced Glycemic Load Diet - Adolescents

    If an ad libitum reduced glycemic load diet is selected for use in adolescents (ages 13 to 18), then this diet could be used to produce modest short-term and longer-term improvement in weight status and body composition. Limited research shows that an ad libitum reduced glycemic load diet results in short-term improvement in weight status and body composition in this age group. One study shows weight status improvement at one year.

    Rating: Fair
    Conditional