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Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention

A Framework to Inform Decision Making

; Editors: Shiriki K. Kumanyika, Lynn Parker, and Leslie J. Sim.

Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .

To battle the obesity epidemic in America, health care professionals and policymakers need relevant, useful data on the effectiveness of obesity prevention policies and programs. Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention identifies a new approach to decision making and research on obesity prevention to use a systems perspective to gain a broader understanding of the context of obesity and the many factors that influence it.


This study was supported by Tracking No. 20604633 between the National Academy of Sciences and Kaiser Permanente; by Grant No. 61747 with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; and by Contract No. 200-2005-13434, Task Order 13 with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

Suggested citation:

IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2010. Bridging the Evidence Gap in Obesity Prevention: A Framework to Inform Decision Making. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The members of the committee responsible for the report were chosen for their special competences and with regard for appropriate balance.

Copyright 2010 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.
Bookshelf ID: NBK220184PMID: 25032376DOI: 10.17226/12847


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