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Comment & Response
February 10, 2020

Three Problems in Meta-analysis of Prevalence of Obesity in European Children

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Plastic Surgery, Zibo Central Hospital, Zibo, China
  • 2Department of Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery Hospital, Peking Union Medical College, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China
  • 3Department of Plastic Surgery, Qilu Hospital of Shandong University, Jinan, China
JAMA Pediatr. Published online February 10, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2019.5872

To the Editor We read the published study by Garrido-Miguel et al, “Prevalence and Trends of Overweight and Obesity in European Children from 1999 to 2016: a Systematic Review and Meta-analysis,”1 carefully. However, we found some points worth discussing in the article.

First, according to requirements of Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses,2 detailed retrieval strategies should be provided in the article. But we did not find it in this article. Therefore, we cannot repeat the authors’ meta-analysis.