'Limited evidence' to support commercial weight-loss programs

April 7, 2015 8:15 AM

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Dr. Kimberly Gudzune, an assistant professor of medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and colleagues publish the findings of their review in the Annals of Internal Medicine.

More than a third of adults in the US are obese. According to the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPTF), clinicians should recommend overweight or obese patients to engage in weight-loss interventions, which may include commercial weight-loss programs.

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