The obesity epidemic is a serious national health problem. It is incumbent on physicians to take the lead on this problem. Obesity management is no longer a “data free zone.” There is now much known about the physiology and pathophysiology of weight loss.
Therefore, physicians are uniquely qualified to help their patients with weight loss.
The very best introduction to the subject is Energy metabolism, fuel selection and body weight regulation [PubMed Abstract] [Full Text HTML] [Full Text PDF]. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008 Dec;32 Suppl 7:S109-19. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2008.246.
There is clearly no magic formula of diet and exercise program that can cause significant weight loss and subsequent maintenance in every individual.
Different diet and exercise strategies work for different individuals. And some (many) individuals are unable to find a strategy that is effect for them.
So what can we doctors do to help our overweight (BMI >/= 25) and obese (BMI >/= 30).*
*Defining Adult Overweight and Obesity from The Centers For Disease Control. Body Mass Index (BMI)
Our group will be rolling out our physician based program in late October of this year.
The above article has been cited 56 PubMed Central articles.
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