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Meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials about acupuncture treatment for female simple obesity
Pages: 895-898,902
Year: Issue:  7
Journal: Occupation and Health

Abstract: [Objective] To assess the clinical efficacy of acupuncture and sham acupuncture treatment for simple obesity among women.[Methods] Comprehensive search for randomized control trials of acupuncture and sham acupuncture treatment for simple obesity among women was conducted,the qualified documents were selected for quality evaluation,and RevMan 5.2 software was employed for Meta-analysis.[Results] Six randomized controlled trials were selected.The body weight difference of acupuncture group before and after treatment was significantly higher than the control's (MD=l.40 kg,95% CI=0.50-2.30,P=0.002).The difference of waist circumference of acupuncture group before and after treatment was significantly higher than that of the control (MD=1.20 cm,95% CI=0.17-2.23,P=0.02);The difference of BMI of acupuncture group before and after treatment was not significantly higher than that of the control(MD=0.83 kg/m2,95% CI=-0.51-2.17,P=0.22).The difference of hip circumference of acupuncture group was significantly higher than that of the control (MD=0.90 cm,95% CI=0.88-0.93,P<0.01).[Conclusion] The treatment of acupuncture for female obesity shows a good effect.
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