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Prim Care. 2009 Jun;36(2):395-406. doi: 10.1016/j.pop.2009.01.011.

Complementary and alternative therapies for weight loss.

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Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, 9228 Medical Plaza Drive, Charleston, SC 29406, USA. steyerte@musc.edu

Abstract

Although many complementary therapies are promoted for the treatment of obesity, few are truly therapeutic. Evidence suggests that food containing diacylglycerol oil, acupuncture, and hypnosis are the only evidence-based complementary therapies for the treatment of obesity, and, at best, these should be used as adjuvants to the more conventional therapies of calorie restriction and exercise.

PMID:
19501250
DOI:
10.1016/j.pop.2009.01.011
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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