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What factors influence weight loss in participants of commercial weight loss programmes? Implications for health policy

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Finding effective referral policies for weight management services would have important public health implications.Here we compare percentage weight change by referral methods, BMI categories and participants who have had attended weight loss programmes multiple times.A prospective cohort study of 15,621 participants referred to 12-week behavioural weight loss programmes funded by the public health service in Birmingham, UK.Comparisons were made between GP versus self-referrals, BMI ≥40kg/m2-...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1016/j.orcp.2017.06.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
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0000-0002-6224-2115
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Obesity Research and Clinical Practice Journal website
Volume:
11
Issue:
6
Pages:
709-717
Publication date:
2017-07-08
Acceptance date:
2017-06-17
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ISSN:
1871-403X
Pubs id:
pubs:730595
URN:
uri:6eb059ad-432f-4b52-95ad-29d28abe9420
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uuid:6eb059ad-432f-4b52-95ad-29d28abe9420
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pubs:730595
Paper number:
6
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English
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