Strategies To Prevent Weight Gain Among Adults - Research Review - Final | AHRQ Effective Health Care Program
Limited evidence shows certain interventions and approaches may help prevent weight gain among adults, according to a new AHRQ research review. Potentially effective strategies include minor behavioral change, such as eating more meals prepared at home, or major changes, including endurance exercise training three times per week. Obesity is a risk factor for chronic conditions, including cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, arthritis, and certain types of cancer. Although evidence is limited to support certain strategies, the rationale for preventing weight gain is sound given the strong evidence that links obesity to poor health, high costs, and other negative consequences. Select to access the full research review, Strategies to Prevent Weight Gain Among Adults.