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Interventions on Diet and Physical Activity: What Works: Summary Report.


Geneva: World Health Organization; 2009.
WHO Guidelines Approved by the Guidelines Review Committee.


The "Summary Report" provides relevant stakeholders with a summary of the systematic review of evidence evaluating the effectiveness of diet and physical activity interventions to prevent chronic noncommunicable diseases. The evidence is presented in eight categories: policy and environment; mass media; schools; workplace; community-based interventions; primary health care; older adults; and religious settings. Although this categorization was chosen to facilitate the analysis and presentation of results, it should be highlighted that for interventions to be effective they should be integrated and consistent with a broad supportive policy.

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