Summary of the evidence from the systematic review

Effective interventions
  • Culturally appropriate and multi-component diet interventions that:

    are planned and implemented in collaboration with religious leaders and congregational members using pastoral support and spiritual strategies (384-388, 390-392, 395, 396); and


    include group education sessions and self-help strategies (384-387, 390, 396).

Moderately effective interventions
  • Culturally appropriate interventions targeting weight loss, healthy dietary habits and increased physical activity (388, 391, 395).

From: Interventions

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