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The study is important in demonstrating that a task-based weight management programme can potentially be effective in reducing obesity among lower socioeconomic groups.
The role of nurses in delivering such weight loss interventions should be evaluated.
Obesity is recognised as one of the major future health challenges. Obesity is causally linked to chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension, osteoarthritis and certain forms of cancer. Since the 1980s, the prevalence of obesity has risen threefold in the majority of high-income countries.1 Strong …
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Funding NIHR Public Health Research Programme (09/3010/14).
Competing interests None declared.
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