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Reply to the comments on: concurrent aerobic plus resistance exercise versus aerobic exercise alone to improve health outcomes in paediatric obesity: a systematic review and meta-analysis
  1. Antonio García-Hermoso1,
  2. Robinson Ramírez-Vélez2,
  3. Rodrigo Ramírez-Campillo3,4,5,
  4. Mark D Peterson6,7,
  5. Vicente Martínez-Vizcaíno8
  1. 1Laboratorio de Ciencias de la Actividad Física, el Deporte y la Salud, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, USACH, Santiago, Chile
  2. 2Centro de Estudios para la Medición de la Actividad Física (CEMA), Escuela de Medicina y Ciencias de la Salud, Universidad del Rosario, Bogota, Colombia
  3. 3Departamento de Ciencias de la Actividad Física, Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile
  4. 4Laboratorio de Medición y Evaluación Deportiva, Núcleo de Investigación en Salud, Actividad Física y Deporte, Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile
  5. 5Unidad de Fisiología Integrativa, Laboratorio del Ciencias del Ejercicio, Clínica MEDS, Santiago, Chile
  6. 6Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  7. 7Global REACH, University of Michigan Medical School, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
  8. 8Social and Health Care Research Center, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Cuenca, Spain
  1. Correspondence to Dr Antonio García-Hermoso, Laboratorio de Ciencias de la Actividad Física, el Deporte y la Salud, Universidad de Santiago de Chile, USACH, Santiago 3363, Chile; antonio.garcia.h{at}usach.cl

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Dear Editor,

We appreciate the interest in our recent meta-analysis1 and welcome the opportunity to reply.2

First, with regard to methodological quality of the studies included in our systematic review, we totally agree with the comment regarding the need for a specific tool to evaluate the risk of bias in non-randomised intervention studies. Despite the low quality, no trials were excluded according to this quality. In our meta-analysis, we chose to include all studies and to …

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