Skip to main content
×
Home
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Access
  • Cited by 15
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Cancela, A. Requero, B. Santos, D. Stavraki, M. and Briñol, P. 2016. Attitudes toward health-messages: The link between perceived attention and subjective strength. Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée/European Review of Applied Psychology, Vol. 66, Issue. 2, p. 57.


    Tuñón-Pablos, Esperanza and Dreby, Joanna 2016. Risk Factors for Overweight and Obesity among Mexican Children in New York. International Journal of Population Research, Vol. 2016, p. 1.


    Klinner, C. Carter, S. M. Rychetnik, L. Li, V. Daley, M. Zask, A. and Lloyd, B. 2015. Integrating relationship- and research-based approaches in Australian health promotion practice. Health Promotion International, Vol. 30, Issue. 4, p. 891.


    Mendis, Kumara Forster, Tanya Paxton, Karen Hyland, Karen Yelverton, Jason McLean, Rick Canalese, Joseph Brown, Anthony and Steinbeck, Katharine 2014. Large and forgotten in rural Australia: assessment, attitudes and possible approaches to losing weight in young adult males. BMC Public Health, Vol. 14, Issue. 1,


    Hebert, James R. Allison, David B. Archer, Edward Lavie, Carl J. and Blair, Steven N. 2013. Scientific Decision Making, Policy Decisions, and the Obesity Pandemic. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Vol. 88, Issue. 6, p. 593.


    Gill, Timothy P. and Boylan, Sinead 2012. Public Health Messages: Why Are They Ineffective and What Can Be Done?. Current Obesity Reports, Vol. 1, Issue. 1, p. 50.


    Hebden, L. Chey, T. and Allman-Farinelli, M. 2012. Lifestyle intervention for preventing weight gain in young adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of RCTs. Obesity Reviews, Vol. 13, Issue. 8, p. 692.


    Carter, Stacy M. Rychetnik, Lucie Lloyd, Beverley Kerridge, Ian H. Baur, Louise Bauman, Adrian Hooker, Claire and Zask, Avigdor 2011. Evidence, Ethics, and Values: A Framework for Health Promotion. American Journal of Public Health, Vol. 101, Issue. 3, p. 465.


    Ma, J. Flanders, W. D. Ward, E. M. and Jemal, A. 2011. Body Mass Index in Young Adulthood and Premature Death: Analyses of the US National Health Interview Survey Linked Mortality Files. American Journal of Epidemiology, Vol. 174, Issue. 8, p. 934.


    Nichols, M. S. and Swinburn, B. A. 2010. Selection of priority groups for obesity prevention: current approaches and development of an evidence-informed framework. Obesity Reviews, Vol. 11, Issue. 10, p. 731.


    Uthman, Olalekan A. 2009. Patterns, distribution, and determinants of under- and overnutrition among women in Nigeria: a population-based analysis. Journal of Public Health, Vol. 17, Issue. 5, p. 289.


    Hunter, Christine M. Peterson, Alan L. Alvarez, Lisa M. Poston, Walker C. Brundige, Antoinette R. Haddock, C. Keith Van Brunt, David L. and Foreyt, John P. 2008. Weight Management Using the Internet. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Vol. 34, Issue. 2, p. 119.


    Lemmens, V. E. P. P. Oenema, A. Klepp, K. I. Henriksen, H. B. and Brug, J. 2008. A systematic review of the evidence regarding efficacy of obesity prevention interventions among adults. Obesity Reviews, Vol. 9, Issue. 5, p. 446.


    Budd, Geraldine M 2007. Obesity prevention: feasible or futile?. Pediatric Health, Vol. 1, Issue. 2, p. 233.


    Werkman, Andrea Schuit, Albertine J Kwak, Lydia Kremers, Stef PJ Visscher, Tommy LS Kok, Frans J and Schouten, Evert G 2006. Study protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a tailored energy balance programme for recent retirees. BMC Public Health, Vol. 6, Issue. 1,


    ×

Obesity prevention: necessary and possible. A structured approach for effective planning

  • Timothy Gill (a1), Lesley King (a1) and Ian Caterson (a1)
  • DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/PNS2005425
  • Published online: 01 March 2007
Abstract

Obesity is a serious public health problem that has important social, economic and health consequences. The prevalence of obesity is rising rapidly throughout the world in both rich and poor countries, and it affects all sections of society. There are several important reasons for addressing the prevention of obesity, rather than its treatment or management. The prevention of weight gain (or the reversal of small gains) and the maintenance of a healthy weight are likely to be easier, less expensive and potentially more effective than the treatment of obesity after it has fully developed. A structured planning framework for the identification of potential interventions for the promotion of healthy weight and the prevention of weight gain is clearly required. However, detailed reviews of the scientific literature have revealed that the body of research is too small to provide firm guidance on consistently-effective interventions for adults or children. Ultimately, a broader approach to evidence of effectiveness needs to be adopted. The present paper proposes a structured planning approach that utilises the portfolio model and allows the selection of interventions to be based on the best available evidence, while not excluding untried but promising strategies.

    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure coreplatform@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Obesity prevention: necessary and possible. A structured approach for effective planning
      Your Kindle email address
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Dropbox account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Obesity prevention: necessary and possible. A structured approach for effective planning
      Available formats
      ×
      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your Google Drive account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Obesity prevention: necessary and possible. A structured approach for effective planning
      Available formats
      ×
Copyright
Corresponding author
*Corresponding author: Dr Tim Gill, fax +61 2 90363184, t.gill@mmb.usyd.edu.au
Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

G Egger & B Swinburn (1997) An ‘ecological’ approach to the obesity pandemic. British Medical Journal 315, 477480.

M Fogelholm , K Kukkonen-Harjula (2000) Does physical activity prevent weight gain – A systematic review. Obesity Reviews 1, 95111.

AM Glenny , S O'Meara , A Melville , TA Sheldon & C Wilson (1997) The treatment and prevention of obesity: a systematic review of the literature. International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders 21, 715737.

L Green (2001) From research to best practice in other settings and populations. American Journal of Health Behavior 25, 165178.

L King (1998) The settings approach to achieving better health for children. NSW Public Health Bulletin 9, 128129.

T Lobstein , L Baur , R Uauy , the for , Obesity International , Force Task , Obesity Childhood & Group Working (2004) Obesity in children and young people: A crisis in public health. Obesity Reviews 5, 485Suppl. 1

D McQueen (2002) The evidence debate. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 56, 8384.

AH Mokdad , JS Marks , DF Stroup & JL Gerberding (2004) Actual causes of death in the United States, 2000. Journal of the American Medical Association 291, 12381245.

A Must , PF Jacques , GE Dallal , CY Bajema & WH Dietz (1992) Long-term morbidity and mortality of overweight adolescents. New England Journal of Medicine 327, 13501355.

JJ Reilly , ML Wilson & CD Summerbell (2002) Obesity: diagnosis, prevention and treatment – evidence-based answers to common questions. Archives of Disease in Childhood 86, 392394.

L Reychetnik , M Frommer , P Hawe & A Sheil (2002) Criteria for evaluating evidence on public health interventions. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 56, 119127.

DL Sackett , WM Rosenberg , JA Gray , RB Haynes & WS Richardson (1996) Evidence based medicine: what it is and what it isn't. British Medical Journal 312, 7172.

AM Wolf & GA Colditz (1998) Current estimates of the economic cost of obesity in the United States. Obesity Research 6, 97106.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Proceedings of the Nutrition Society
  • ISSN: 0029-6651
  • EISSN: 1475-2719
  • URL: /core/journals/proceedings-of-the-nutrition-society
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *
×

Keywords: