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(p. 77) Dissonance-Based Obesity/Eating Disorder Prevention Program 

(p. 77) Dissonance-Based Obesity/Eating Disorder Prevention Program
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(p. 77) Dissonance-Based Obesity/Eating Disorder Prevention Program
Author(s):

Eric Stice

, Paul Rohde

, and Heather Shaw

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780199859245.003.0007
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date: 03 August 2020

Project Health is a relatively new dissonance-based obesity prevention program that can be easily and inexpensively disseminated. Project Health borrows some successful ideas from the Body Project, incorporating dissonance induction techniques to prompt young women and men to make small incremental and sustainable changes to their diets and physical activity. Because obesity is a national epidemic, with an estimated 65% of US adults either overweight or obese, increased attention is being paid to this prevention focus. Large randomized trials are needed to assess whether this program significantly reduces increases in BMI and the incidence of obesity, which have been elusive outcomes for most obesity prevention programs.

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