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Obesity: key references and evidence


Cole TJ, Freeman JV and Preece MA. (1990) Body mass index reference curves for the UK. Archives of Disease in Childhood Vol 73, 25-29, 1995 (abstract only)

Dauphinot V, Wolff H, Naudin F, Gueguen, Sermet C, Gaspoz J-M, Kossovsky MP (2009). New obesity body mass index threshold for self-reported data. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 63:128-132 (abstract only, subscription required for full access)

English, D. R., Holman, C. D. J., Milne, E., Winter, M. G., Hulse, G. K., Bower, C. I., Codde, J. P., Corti, B., Dawes, V., de Klerk, N., Knuiman, M. W., Kurinczuk, J. J., Lewin, G. F. and Ryan, G. A. (1995) The Quantification of Drug Caused Morbidity and Mortality in Australia. Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health, Canberra.
Grant I, Fischbacher C, Whyte B. Obesity in Scotland: an epidemiology briefing. Scottish Public Health Observatory Collaboration, ISD, Edinburgh, 2007

Foresight. Foresight Report: Tackling Obesity, 2007. Government Office for Science. London. October 2007

Keenan K, Grant I, Ramsay J. (2011) Scottish Health Survey: Topic Report; Obesity. Scottish Government, Edinburgh.

Lawlor DA, Hart CL, Hole DJ and Smith GD. (2006) Reverse Causality and Confounding and the Associations of Overweight and Obesity with Mortality. Obesity 14(12): 2294-2304,(75kB).

Mobasheri M, Van Teijlingen E, Smith WCS. Some observations on the varying quality of Scottish lifestyle surveys when attempting to measure obesity and overweight. Cell. Mol. Biol. Lett. Vol. 9, 2004, Supplement 2 89-92

Nutrition Communications. Scottish Obesity Action Resource National Report (549 kB). A project by the Scottish Public Health Network. November 2007 (provides an overview of a mapping of obesity action (awareness, monitoring, prevention and treatment) across Scotland)

Walker A. The cost of doing nothing - the economics of obesity in Scotland. Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, University of Glasgow, June 2003

World Health Organization (WHO). (2000). Obesity: Preventing and Managing the Global Epidemic. WHO:Geneva

Effectiveness evidence

ScotPHO's purpose is to describe the pattern of health across the Scottish population. As a supplementary service to users, we include the following links to external sources of quality-assured evidence on effectiveness of interventions which may include relevant material for this topic. These links are provided as an aid to users. They are by no means exhaustive nor should they be necessarily viewed as authoritative.

NHS Health Scotland: Scottish briefings on NICE public health guidance

Centre for Reviews and Dissemination

Cochrane Library: Browse by topic

EPPI-Centre: Evidence library

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Evidence services: Evidence search

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance: Find guidance

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

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