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. 2000 Jun 15;61(12):3615-22.

Successful Management of the Obese Patient

  • PMID: 10892633
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Successful Management of the Obese Patient

W S Poston 2nd et al. Am Fam Physician. .
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  • Am Fam Physician 2000 Nov 1;62(9):1967


Obesity is a chronic disease that affects a substantial number of Americans. Obesity significantly increases a person's risk of cardiovascular diseases and morbidity. Modification of lifestyle behaviors that contribute to obesity (e.g., inappropriate diet and inactivity) is the cornerstone of treatment. Behavior modification involves using such techniques as self-monitoring, stimulus control, cognitive restructuring, stress management and social support to systematically alter obesity-related behaviors. In addition, adjunctive pharmacotherapy can play an important role in the routine medical management of obesity.

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