Research Updates

Research reviews synthesise findings across different studies and can be used to guide policy and program planning. Given the substantial volume of reviews, summaries can be a useful starting point for disseminating key information.

Building solutions for preventing childhood obesity

This is a set of research summaries on interventions addressing weight-related behaviours. See Building solutions for preventing childhood obesity

Sax Institute's PulsE

The Sax Institute's quarterly e-bulletin "PulsE" provides information about newly published systematic reviews on a range of public health and health services topics. There are a number of review summaries in PulsE that are relevant to obesity prevention:

  • Using pedometers increases physical activity and improves health
  • Interventions to promote walking
  • Workplace interventions to promote physical activity
  • Promoting physical activity in children and adolescents

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