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Obesity : Preventing and managing the global epidemic
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A randomized trial of a low-carbohydrate diet for obesity.
BACKGROUND Despite the popularity of the low-carbohydrate, high-protein, high-fat (Atkins) diet, no randomized, controlled trials have evaluated its efficacy. METHODS We conducted a one-year,Expand
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Obesity and the Environment: Where Do We Go from Here?
The obesity epidemic shows no signs of abating. There is an urgent need to push back against the environmental forces that are producing gradual weight gain in the population. Using data fromExpand
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Successful weight loss maintenance.
Obesity is now recognized as a serious chronic disease, but there is pessimism about how successful treatment can be. A general perception is that almost no one succeeds in long-term maintenance ofExpand
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Environmental contributions to the obesity epidemic.
The current epidemic of obesity is caused largely by an environment that promotes excessive food intake and discourages physical activity. Although humans have evolved excellent physiologicalExpand
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Reduction in Weight and Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Individuals With Type 2 Diabetes
OBJECTIVE—The effectiveness of intentional weight loss in reducing cardiovascular disease (CVD) events in type 2 diabetes is unknown. This report describes 1-year changes in CVD risk factors in aExpand
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A descriptive study of individuals successful at long-term maintenance of substantial weight loss.
The National Weight Control Registry (NWCR) is, to the best of our knowledge, the largest study of individuals successful at long-term maintenance of weight loss. Despite extensive histories ofExpand
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Weight loss with self-help compared with a structured commercial program: a randomized trial.
CONTEXT Although commercial weight loss programs provide treatment to millions of clients, their efficacy has not been evaluated in rigorous long-term trials. OBJECTIVE To compare weight loss andExpand
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Environmental and societal factors affect food choice and physical activity: rationale, influences, and leverage points.
Sarah L. Booth, Ph.D., Vitamin K Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDAHuman Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA; James F. Sallis, Ph.D., F.A.C.S.M., Department ofPsychology, SanExpand
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Commercially available pedometers: considerations for accurate step counting.
BACKGROUND Many commercially available pedometers undercount, especially at slower speeds. We examined the effects of age, obesity, and self-selected walking speed on pedometer accuracy. We alsoExpand
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