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A brief intervention for weight management in primary care: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.

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BACKGROUND: Obesity affects 25% of the UK adult population but modest weight loss can reduce the incidence of obesity-related chronic disease. Some effective weight loss treatments exist but there is no nationally available National Health Service (NHS) treatment service, and general practitioners (GPs) rarely discuss weight management with patients or support behavior change. Evidence shows that commercial weight management services, that most primary care trusts have 'on prescription', a...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1745-6215-14-393

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Primary Care Health Sciences
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Name:
UK Centre for Tobacco Control Studies
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Aveyard, P
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Name:
National Institute for Health Research School for Primary Care Research
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Lewis, A
Publisher:
BioMed Central
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Volume:
14
Issue:
1
Pages:
393
Publication date:
2013-01-01
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1745-6215
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1745-6215

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