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Primary care referral to a commercial provider for weight loss treatment versus standard care: a randomised controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of overweight and obesity needs effective approaches for weight loss in primary care and community settings. We compared weight loss with standard treatment in primary care with that achieved after referral by the primary care team to a commercial provider in the community. METHODS: In this parallel group, non-blinded, randomised controlled trial, 772 overweight and obese adults were recruited by primary care practices in Australia, Germany, and the UK. P...

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Journal:
Lancet
Volume:
378
Issue:
9801
Pages:
1485-1492
Publication date:
2011-10-05
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EISSN:
1474-547X
ISSN:
0140-6736
URN:
uuid:7fe2c1b3-0649-43f9-ac4b-4db170a5afbf
Source identifiers:
417509
Local pid:
pubs:417509

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