Weighing Solutions to Obesity

This report, an overview of studies on prevention and intervention, serves as a valuable resource for anyone interested in programs for obesity reduction and weight loss. After sorting through thousands of potentially relevant papers, Milken Institute Research Analyst Sindhu Kubendran created a summary of evidence based on the systematic reviews on effectiveness she found. "The broad findings were encouraging," Kubendran writes in her review of reviews. "From the results of the meta-analyses, it is clear that investing in obesity prevention and reduction is a worthwhile endeavor­—these programs create measurable weight loss.”

Updated/Published June 6, 2019