Sunday, 21 February 2010

Prevention of obesity: a review of interventions

This article from 2006 reviews the effectiveness of interventions to prevent obesity. The authors reported a 'generally consistent finding that total physical activity decreases the risk of overweight and obesity'. Whilst, not unsurprising, it is at least reassuring to see that in print. The article is quite short at four pages but gives a good review of the available evidence. The article is available here. A useful companion is the UK report Tackling Obesities: Future Choices – Project report which offers a thorough look at the many causes and influences of obesity. The graphic models are especially useful and illustrate effectively the complexity of the problem.

Brown, T., Kelly, S., & Summerbell, C. (2007). Prevention of obesity: a review of interventions. Obesity Reviews, 8 (s1), 127-130 DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2007.00331.x

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