|Title:||Obesity and chronic disease prevention among old adults (55-74 years): An evidence overview and framework to inform policy and practice|
Prevention Research Collaboration
|Abstract:||This document is an expansive report detailing the research evidence (to mid-2012) on the rationale, determinants and effective approaches to reduce the prevalence of obesity and chronic disease among community-dwelling older adults, aged 55-74 years. It is designed specifically to contribute to the planning of programs and interventions for obesity and chronic disease prevention in New South Wales, Australia. A summary version of this report can be found at http://hdl.handle.net/2123/9084 Specifically this report: • Examines the available epidemiological evidence on the weight status and obesity-related chronic disease risk profile of older adults in NSW • Considers the behaviours contributing to weight status and chronic disease in this age group • Presents a structured planning framework to identify potential points for intervention based on analysis of contributing factors • Examines the evidence around the effectiveness of potential interventions, considering the strengths, limitations and gaps within the evidence base • Proposes a portfolio of evidence-based and promising intervention approaches for the reduction of obesity and related chronic disease risk.|
|Department/Unit/Centre:||Prevention Research Collaboration|
|Type of Work:||Other|
|Appears in Collections:||Reports - PRC|
|PRC Report Obesity and Chronic Diseases among older adults - overview to inform policy and practices Feb 2014 DH.pdf||2.55 MB||Adobe PDF|
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