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Table 1 Characteristics of large non-communicable disease interventional studies *

From: Prevention of non-communicable disease in a population in nutrition transition: Tehran Lipid and Glucose Study phase II

Study (year) Study Population Fields of intervention Method of intervention Follow-up period Sample size Result
North Karelia (1997–1972) Karolia state and Finland Nutrition, Smoking, Low cholesterol and blood pressure Intervention on nutrition, T.V program, interventions on work, schools, newspaper and posters 20 years (every 5 years) 8746-2312 (25–64 years) Successful (reduced cholesterol and raised vegetables and fruits)
Singapore (1992–1998) whole Society Nutrition, Smoking and physical activity Teaching and propaganda 6 years 4723 (18–69 years) Successful in reduce smoking, unsuccessful in reduce cholesterol level
CINDI (1987) 23 European and Canadian countries nutrition, smoking, physical activity, alcohol consumption and stress National Changes in food plan, availability of new food patterns    
Eat for life (2001) Dark-skinned Americans Nutrition Phone consulting   861 (18–87 years) Successful
DISC (2001) Children of 8–10 years with high serum LDL level Nutrition Teaching and consulting 3 years 663 (8–10 years) Successful
  1. *The above studies are sited in references.