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Consensus statement: appropriate consumer education and communication programs for weight- loss agents in Asia.

Authors
  • Chan, Siew Pheng1
  • Chui, William C
  • Lo, Kwok Wing
  • Huang, Kuo-Chin
  • Leyesa, Normita D
  • Lin, Wen-Yuan
  • Mirasol, Roberto C
  • Robles, Yolanda R
  • Tey, Beng Hea
  • Paraidathathu, Thomas
  • 1 University of Malaya Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. , (Malaysia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Asia-Pacific journal of public health
Publication Date
Jul 01, 2012
Volume
24
Issue
4
Pages
641–649
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1177/1010539511402189
PMID: 21490107
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Public education on weight management is a shared responsibility; there is a need to raise public awareness of obesity and its health-related consequences. Advertising guidelines should ensure responsible direct-to-consumer advertising of weight-loss agents.

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