Behavioural treatment of the overweight patient.

  title={Behavioural treatment of the overweight patient.},
  author={Thomas A Wadden and David B Sarwer and Robert I Berkowitz},
  journal={Bailliere's best practice & research. Clinical endocrinology & metabolism},
  volume={13 1},
The goal of obesity treatment has changed significantly in the past decade. Where once the goal was a reduction to ideal weight, the current objective is the achievement of a healthier weight. For many obese individuals, this means losing as little as 5-15% of their initial weight. This article briefly describes behavioural methods to help obese individuals modify their eating and activity habits in order to achieve these new goals. A review of recent studies shows that patients treated by a… CONTINUE READING

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