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School-based physical activity programs for promoting physical activity and fitness in children and adolescents aged 6-18

Dobbins, M., DeCorby, K., Robeson, P. Husson, H. and Tirilis, D. Review of school-based interventions of physical activity Background The World Health Organization estimates that 1.9 million deaths worldwide are attributable to physical inactivity. Chroni ...

Database of Abstracts of Reviews of Effects (DARE)

Centre for Review and Dissemination OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT DARE contains 15,000 abstracts of systematic reviews including over 6,000 quality assessed reviews and details of all Cochrane reviews and protocols. The database focuses on the effects of interventi ...

Preventing obesity in pre-school children: A literature review

Saunders, K. L. Review of tackling obesity in children Obesity in children is increasing worldwide, impacting on both long- and short-term health. Obesity prevention is an important contemporary public health priority and is firmly on the Government' ...

Interventions to improve the management of diabetes mellitus in primary care, outpatient and community settings

Renders, C. A., Valk, G. D., Griffin, S. J., Wagner, E., van Eijk, J. T. and Assendelft, W. J. J. Health professionals, Organisational interventions, Continuity of care, Diabetes Diabetes is a common chronic disease that is increasingly managed in primary ...

Long-term effects of weight-reducing drugs in hypertensive patients

Siebenhofer, A., Horvath, K., Jeitler, K., Berghold, A., Stich, A. K., Matyas, E., Pignitter, N. and Siering, U. HYPERTENSION, OBESITY, WEIGHT, BLOOD PRESSURE All major guidelines for antihypertensive therapy recommend weight loss; anti-obesity drugs migh ...

Mobile phone-based interventions for smoking cessation

Whittaker, R., Borland, R., Bullen, C., Lin, R., McRobbie, H. and Rodgers, A. Mobile phones, Smoking, Smoking cessation Most smokers start during their teens and more than 80% report having their first cigarette before their 18th birthday (Lamkin 1998). W ...

Optimal duration of exclusive breastfeeding

Kramer, M. S. and Kakuma, R. Review of advantages of exclusive breastfeeding (no solids or liquids besides human milk, other than vitamins and medications) for six months Although the health benefits of breastfeeding are widely acknowledged, opinions and ...

Peer support telephone calls for improving health

Dale, J. Caramlau, I. O., Lindenmeyer, A. and Williams, S. M.1 Review of the effects of peer support telephone calls on physical and psychological health and on health behaviours Peer support telephone calls have been used for a wide range of health-relat ...

Physical fitness training for stroke patients

Saunders, D. H., Greig, C. A., Young, A. and Mead, G. E. Review of physical Fitness Training interventions for stroke patients Stroke patients have impaired physical fitness and this may exacerbate their disability. It is not known whether improving physi ...

Progressive resistive exercise interventions for adults living with HIV/AIDS

O'Brien, K., Nixon, S., Glazier, R. and Tynan, A. Review of of the effectiveness and safety of progressive resistive exercise for people living with HIV Due to medical advancements, many people living with HIV infection in developed countries are liv ...

Psychological and/or educational interventions for the prevention of depression in children and adolescents

Merry, S. N., McDowell, H. H., Hetrick, S. E., Bir, J. and Muller, N. Review of interventions of whether psychological depression prevention programs were effective in preventing depression Depression is the fourth most important disease in the estimation ...

Psychological interventions for depression in heart failure

Lane, D. A., Yeong Chong, A. and Lip, G. Y. H. Review of whether psychological interventions for people with heart failure reduce symptoms of depression and improve outcome Heart failure is a common and growing health problem. Depression is prevalent amon ...

School-based programmes for preventing smoking

Thomas, R. E. and Perera, R. Review of whether school-based programmes are effective in the long term prevention of smoking Smoking rates in adolescents are rising in some countries. Helping young people to avoid starting smoking is a widely endorsed goal ...

Interventions to achieve long-term weight loss in obese older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis

 1 Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK2 Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UKAddress correspondence to: M. Witham. Tel: (+44) 1382 632436; Fax: (+44) 1382 660675. Email: ...

Interventions to achieve long-term weight loss in obese older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis

1 Section of Ageing and Health, University of Dundee, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK2 Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK Address correspondence to: M. Witham. Tel: (+44) 1382 632436; Fax: (+44) 1382 660675. Email: ...

Physical activity and enhanced fitness to improve cognitive function in older people without known cognitive impairment

1Research Group Lifestyle and Health, University of Applied Sciences, Utrecht, Netherlands. 2Research Department of Health and Lifestyle, University of Professional Education, Utrecht, Netherlands. 3Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Cen ...

Adult consequences of late adolescent alcohol consumption: a systematic review of cohort studies.

Background Alcohol is responsible for a significant portion of the global burden of disease. There is widespread concern reported in the media and other sources about drinking trends among young people, particularly heavy episodic or â?obingeâ? drinking. ...

Exercise for Overweight or obesity

Shaw, K.A., Gennat, H.C., O'Rourke, P. and Del Mar, C. OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY, WEIGHT LOSS, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Overweight and obesity are important public health problems and are associated with many serious health conditions. The risk ...

Long-term Pharmacotherapy for Obesity and Overweight

Padwal RS, Rucker D, Li SK, Curioni C, Lau DCW OBESITY, OVERWEIGHT, WEIGHT LOSS, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT This review assessed the long-term benefits and risks of approved anti-obesity drugs in clinical trials of 1 to 4 years duration. Sixteen orlistat (10,631 p ...

Surgery for Obesity

Colquitt JL, Picot J, Loveman E, Clegg AJ Management of overweight and obesity Obesity is associated with many health problems and a higher risk of death. Bariatric (weight loss) surgery for obesity is usually only considered when all other treatments hav ...

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