WRAP - Weight Loss Referrals for Adults in Primary Care

For adults with overweight or obesity, referral to an open-group behavioural weight-loss programme for at least 12 weeks is more effective than brief advice and self-help materials. A 52-week programme produces greater weight loss and other clinical benefits than a 12-week programme and, although it costs more, modelling suggests that the 52-week programme is cost-effective in the longer term.

The study findings have been published in the The Lancet, and an infographic which summarises the key findings can be found below. 
Helen Sutherland,
4 May 2017, 03:59