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Why Are Some Population Interventions for Diet and Obesity More Equitable and Effective Than Others? The Role of Individual Agency.

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Jean Adams and colleagues argue that population interventions that require individuals to use a low level of agency to benefit are likely to be most effective and most equitable.



Consumer Health Information, Diet, Government Agencies, Government Regulation, Health Behavior, Health Equity, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Health Policy, Health Promotion, Healthcare Disparities, Humans, Life Style, Motor Activity, National Health Programs, Obesity, Preventive Health Services, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Public Health, Risk Assessment, Risk Factors, Risk Reduction Behavior

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PLoS Med

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Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Medical Research Council (MR/K023187/1)
Economic and Social Research Council (ES/G007462/1)
Wellcome Trust (087636/Z/08/Z)
Wellcome Trust (103394/Z/13/Z)
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH) (BRC 2012-2017)
Medical Research Council (MC_UU_12015/6)
his work was undertaken by the Centre for Diet and Activity Research (CEDAR), a UKCRC Public Health Research Centre of Excellence. Funding for CEDAR from the British Heart Foundation, Cancer Research UK, Economic and Social Research Council, Medical Research Council, the National Institute for Health Research, and the Wellcome Trust, under the auspices of the UK Clinical Research Collaboration, is gratefully acknowledged. The CEDAR grant is managed by the Medical Research Council (grant code MR/K023187/1) and the principal applicant is Prof NJ Wareham (who is not an author on this paper). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.