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Tackling overweight and obesity: does the public health message match the science?

Katherine Hafekost1*, David Lawrence1, Francis Mitrou1, Therese A O'Sullivan12 and Stephen R Zubrick1

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1 Telethon Institute for Child Health Research, Centre for Child Health Research, The University of Western Australia, PO Box 855 West Perth WA6872 Australia

2 School of Exercise and Health Science, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA, 6027, Australia

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BMC Medicine 2013, 11:41  doi:10.1186/1741-7015-11-41

Published: 18 February 2013

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Key study characteristics of identified public health weight-loss interventions. Additional file 1 summarizes the key characteristics of identified public health interventions. This summary includes a description of the intervention; information about the study cohort, study length, and outcome measures used; and the key results. In addition, the model of energy balance apparently underpinning the intervention is identified.

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