Alicia R. Ruelaz

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BACKGROUND Despite the consequences of overweight and obesity, effective weight management is not occurring in primary care. OBJECTIVE To identify beliefs about obesity that act as barriers to weight management in primary care by surveying both patients and providers and comparing their responses. DESIGN Anonymous, cross-sectional, self-administered(More)
OBJECTIVES To catalog what is known about the safety of interventions containing Lactobacillus, Bifidobacterium, Saccharomyces, Streptococcus, Enterococcus, and/or Bacillus strains used as probiotic agents in research to reduce the risk of, prevent, or treat disease. DATA SOURCES We searched 12 electronic databases, references of included studies, and(More)
Objective. To enhance the psychiatrist's understanding of the effect of overweight and obesity on their patients' quality of life and psychological wellbeing and to examine how this can be improved, even in those patients who remain overweight.Design /Setting/Participants/ Measurements. Publications from disciplines, such as medicine, anthropology, finance,(More)
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