Interventions to Prevent Obesity

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An update of the chapter on preventing obesity in the SBU Report "Treating and Preventing Obesity – An Evidence Based Review".

(Originally published in Swedish, 2002. English edition published in 2004.)
Project Group: Mona Britton, Jan Östman, Ewalotte Ränzlöv.

Other contributors: Johan Bring (Statistical Analysis), Johan Skånberg (Chapter 4).

Manuscript reviewed by: Carl-Erik Flodmark, Claude Marcus, Jarl S:son Torgerson.

English translation by: Ron Gustafson.

Flodmark CE, Marcus C, Britton M. Interventions to prevent obesity in children and adolescents: a systematic literature review. Int J Obes 2006;30:579-89. Link to the article

How to cite this report: SBU. Interventions to prevent obesity. Stockholm: Swedish Council on Health Technology Assessment in Health Care (SBU); 2004. SBU report no 173E.

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Published: 11/10/2004
Report no: 173