Primary Care Behavioral Counseling

November 6, 2014 8:18 AM

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According to recent studies, intensive behavioral counseling works for clinically meaningful weight loss. However it is rarely delivered by primary care doctors, researchers reported. With more than two-thirds of adults in the U.S. overweight or obese, doctors are desperate to find ways to help people lose weight.

In a meta-analysis, patients who had counselling, achieved a maximum weight loss of about 14 lbs, compared with a top loss of about 4 lbs for those who did not participate in such programs, reported Thomas A. Wadden, PhD of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, director of Penn’s Center fo...

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