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.