Description of impactWorldwide, obesity is increasing with major impacts on health and quality of life. Without effective policies to prevent obesity, evidence is needed on the best (cost-)effective interventions to help adults wishing to lose weight. Research led by the University of Aberdeen has helped to fill this evidence gap with three major systematic reviews and health technology assessments: drug and lifestyle weight management programmes (WMPs); WMPs for men; WMPs for people with severe obesity (BMI ≥35kg/m2). This research has helped create a new evidence base for people with obesity, informing guidelines in the UK, India, the USA and New Zealand, and underpinned a popular, successful WMP in the UK.
Stakeholders / BeneficiariesPublic. Healthcare workers. Policy Makers.
ThemesUniversity of Aberdeen research has created a new evidence base to help people with obesity in the UK and internationally. Specifically, it has (i) informed health guidelines for WMPs for adults with obesity in the UK, India, the United States and New Zealand; and (ii) underpinned the development of a successful weight management programme in the UK.
|Impact status||Impact Completed (Open)|
|Impact date||2000 → 2018|
|Category of impact||Policy, Health and Wellbeing, Societal|
Documents & Links
Bariatric surgery, lifestyle interventions and orlistat for severe obesity: the REBALANCE mixed-methods systematic review and economic evaluation
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-review