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Letter in response to: concurrent aerobic plus resistance exercise versus aerobic exercise alone to improve health outcomes in paediatric obesity—a systematic review and meta-analysis
  1. Fabricio de Souza1,
  2. Márcia M M de Souza2,
  3. Fabiana Schuelter Trevisol1,3,
  4. Daisson J Trevisol1,3
  1. 1 Postgraduate Program in Health Science, University of Southern Santa Catarina, Tubarao, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  2. 2 Physical Education Degree Program, Leonardo da Vinci University Center, Indaial, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  3. 3 Clinical Research Center of Nossa Senhora da Conceição Hospital, Tubarao, Santa Catarina, Brazil
  1. Correspondence to Fabricio de Souza, Universidade do Sul de Santa Catarina, Programa de Pós Graduação em Ciências da Saúde, Tubarao 88704-900, Brazil; fabriciokarate{at}

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Dear editor,

We would like to congratulate the British Journal of Sports Medicine for the publication of the study conducted by García-Hermoso et al 1 entitled ‘Concurrent aerobic plus resistance exercise versus aerobic exercise alone to improve health outcomes in paediatric obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis’. The study investigated the effect of concurrent aerobic plus resistance training versus aerobic exercise alone on anthropometric and metabolic results in obese children and adolescents. The findings are extremely important for science because of their clinical and social relevance.

However, some methodological aspects deserve further discussion and clarification. Minor changes will also be suggested to …

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  • Contributors All the authors contributed equally to this work.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.