From Australia: Another one bites the dust
This retrospective study looked at the effectiveness of weight control and weight gain prevention efforts practiced by 11,589 middle-age women participating in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health. As here in
Essentially, they were following the best — and well-worn — advice of public health officials. The researchers found that over the two-year study period:
The majority of mid-age women attempting weight control used practices consistent with public health messages. Despite their efforts, the group was mostly unsuccessful in preventing weight gain.
Since that clearly wasn’t working, the researchers suggested that public health authorities might need to emphasize their messages with greater frequency, detail and intensity.
And their evidence that doing more of the same will work? They neglected to provide any.