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Public health campaigns and obesity - a critique

Walls, Helen; Peeters, Anna; Proietto, Joseph; McNeil, John J


Background: 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. Discussion. To date there is little...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: BMC Public Health
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2458-11-136


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