Cheryl L Graffagnino

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OBJECTIVE The purpose of our retrospective database analysis was to describe and evaluate the outcomes of a weight loss intervention in a community medical wellness center. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES Four hundred eighteen overweight and obese adults entered the program between 2001 and 2004. Forty-seven percent completed the 6-month program designed(More)
PURPOSE Obesity increases the risk of developing physical disability and pain. Persons with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 kg/m or more have an increased risk for osteoarthritis compared with those with a BMI between 25 and 29 kg/m. The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of treatment directed at reducing musculoskeletal pain on weight loss in(More)
OBJECTIVE As prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome (met synd) rises, establishing effective, community-based treatments is imperative. Our investigation sought to evaluate and report the effect of a weight management program on the prevalence and determinants of met synd, and the effect of participation level. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Between 10 July(More)
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