Preventing weight gain: The baseline weight related behaviors and delivery of a randomized controlled intervention in community based women

Catherine Bernadette Lombard, Amanda Deeks, Damien John Jolley, Helena Jane Teede

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Abstract

Women aged 25a??45 years represent a high risk group for weight gain and those with children are at increased risk because of weight gain associated with pregnancy and subsequent lifestyle change. Average selfreported weight gain is approximately 0.60 kg per year, and weight gain is associated with increased risk of chronic disease. There are barriers to reaching, engaging and delivering lifestyle interventions to prevent weight gain in this population.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 11
Number of pages11
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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