Research Methodology : Evidence Based Practice Report

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Research Methodologies: Evidence-based Practice Report
Research Question
PICO Question: How does the elimination of soda beverages in diet influence children 's BMI with diagnosed obesity?
P: Children with BMI > 30
I: Cutting out soda/ sugar drinks from diet completely
C: With children with a BMI >30 who continue to drink soda in their diets
O: Improving children’s BMI by cutting out soda alone from their diet
Background
Childhood obesity has been increasingly on the rise in the United States. There are many short-term and long-term consequences of obesity, such as increased risk of diabetes type 2, hypertension and hyperlipidemia leading to increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancers, and osteoarthritis. There are many contributing factors leading to the increased prevalence of obesity in children and adolescents such as poor nutrition, the increased accessibility of fast-foods and junk foods in vending machines, decreased physical activity, increased use of technology and hours spent in front of the television, and the increased consumption of soda beverages. Although all of these are contributing factors leading to obesity in children and adolescents, it has become apparent that as the consumption of sugar-sweetened have increased, the average number of overweight and obese children have been negatively impacted nationwide. It has been found that soda beverage consumption is a leading cause of childhood obesity epidemic. It is important as clinicians to identify…
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