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Weight loss in football fans from the Lancet

Colin Chambersactivity, sport, weight loss Leave a Comment

Being a fan has health implications so it is nice to know that people are actually looking into how to make it a healthier experience.

Weight loss in football fans is a story assessing the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the Football Fans in Training programme, a weight loss and healthy living programme delivered to fans in Scottish professional football clubs.

The obesity pandemic is one of the most serious health issues facing modern societies, with implications both for individuals’ health and public spending on health and social care. While commercial and NHS weight management programmes are effective, they are predominantly attended by women.

Building on this research Football Fans in Training was devised as a way of incentivising overweight men to attend weight management groups by giving them behind-the-scenes access to professional football clubs. The project was a collaboration across the Universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.

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