Systematic review of the long-term effects and economic consequences of treatments for obesity and implications for health improvement.

@article{Avenell2004SystematicRO,
  title={Systematic review of the long-term effects and economic consequences of treatments for obesity and implications for health improvement.},
  author={A Avenell and John Broom and Tamara Jessica Brown and Amudha S. Poobalan and Lorna Sharman Aucott and Sally C. Stearns and William Cairns S. Smith and Roland T Jung and Marion K. Campbell and Adrian M. Grant},
  journal={Health technology assessment},
  year={2004},
  volume={8 21},
  pages={iii-iv, 1-182}
}
OBJECTIVES To undertake a systematic review of the long-term effects of obesity treatments on body weight, risk factors for disease, and disease. METHODS The study encompassed three systematic reviews that examined different aspects of obesity treatments. (1) A systematic review of obesity treatments in adults where the methods of the Cochrane Collaboration were applied and randomised controlled trials (RCTs) with a follow-up of at least 1 year were evaluated. (2) A systematic epidemiological… CONTINUE READING
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