Public health campaigns and obesity - a critique

Helen Walls, Anna Peeters, Joseph Proietto, John McNeil

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Abstract

Controlling obesity has become one of the highest priorities for public health practitioners in developed countries. In the absence of safe, effective and widely accessible high-risk approaches (e.g. drugs and surgery) attention has focussed on community-based approaches and social marketing campaigns as the most appropriate form of intervention. However there is limited evidence in support of substantial effectiveness of such interventions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 7
Number of pages7
JournalBMC Public Health
Volume11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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