Table 16.4The number of clinical papers included by interventiona

ReviewDietBehavioural treatmentPhysical activity
No. of papers included in review612
a

Many of the studies published in these areas involve components of two or three or these types of intervention. The physical activity review looks for any paper that includes physical activity, the behavioural treatment review looks at papers that combine behaviour therapy with diet, and the diet review looked at papers which include diet alone (thus only those papers in which the control is no intervention).

From: 16, Cost effectiveness of clinical interventions

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