Weight, physical activity and dietary behavior change in young mothers: Short term results of the HeLP-her cluster randomized controlled trial

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

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Preventing weight gain rather than treating established obesity is an important economic and public health response to the rapidly increasing rates of obesity worldwide. Treatment of established obesity is complex and costly requiring multiple resources. Preventing weight gain potentially requires fewer resources to reach broad population groups, yet there is little evidence for successful interventions to prevent weight gain in the community. Women with children are an important target group because of high rates of weight gain and the potential to influence the health behaviors in family members
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 9
Number of pages9
JournalBMC Public Health
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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