Exploiting Social Networks to Mitigate the Obesity Epidemic

Source: Obesity 2009 17 (4) pgs 723-728 

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Year of Publication: 2009

Publication Type: Abstract

In a Nutshell: This article shows that many traditional weight management interventions fail because they target overweight and obese individuals without consideration of their surrounding cluster and wider social network. The popular strategy for dieting with friends is shown to be an ineffective long-term weight loss strategy, whereas dieting with friends of friends can be somewhat more effective by forcing a shift in cluster boundaries.

Length of Publication: 5 page article

Some Important Notes: Please contact your local NHS library to receive the full text article

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