Weight reduction diets and health promotion.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Obesity is an important health problem. Despite record rates of dieting and the availability of numerous programs, the problem is not abating. This article discusses the popularity of fad diets, the safety and effectiveness of commonly used approaches to weight loss, and the health effects of weight change. We propose an approach in which the search for a best treatment is secondary to the development of criteria to match patients to different treatments. This approach provides an opportunity for the health professional to take advantage of the multiple weight reduction resources in the community.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Lissner, L; Steen, SN; Brownell, KD

Published Date

  • May 1992

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 154 - 158

PubMed ID

  • 1633002

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-2607

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0749-3797

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0749-3797(18)30824-9


  • eng