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Fighting obesity: Programme to fight obesity in primary care already exists

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 01 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:53
  1. John Broom, chair, Counterweight Programme (,
  2. David Haslam, president
  1. Robert Gordon University, School of Life Sciences, Aberdeen AB25 1HG
  2. National Obesity Forum, PO Box 6625, Nottingham NG2 5PA On behalf of the Counterweight Programme and National Obesity Forum

    EDITOR—Jain cites the lack of existing data on the effectiveness of public health initiatives in her editorial on the recent report on obesity issued by the UK House of Commons Health Committee.1 She did not take note of the report's findings on the Counterweight Programme (paragraph 350, pp 90-1),2 which has already proved to …

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