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J Fam Pract. 2003 Jan;52(1):34-42.

Effective management of obesity.

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Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC 29425, USA. toddmshepherd@hotmail.com

Abstract

Successful treatment of obesity usually requires multiple interventions. The choice of therapies should be guided by the initial assessment of a patient's degree of obesity and comorbid conditions, if present. A variety of interventions can achieve short-term weight loss, but rebound weight gain is common when therapy is stopped. Thus, programs for weight maintenance are critical to ultimate success.

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12540311
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