One hundred pound weight losses with an intensive behavioral program: changes in risk factors in 118 patients with long-term follow-up.

@article{Anderson2007OneHP,
  title={One hundred pound weight losses with an intensive behavioral program: changes in risk factors in 118 patients with long-term follow-up.},
  author={James W. Anderson and Shannon B Conley and Amy S Nicholas},
  journal={The American journal of clinical nutrition},
  year={2007},
  volume={86 2},
  pages={301-7}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment of severe obesity is difficult; in the past, lifestyle measures did not prove effective. Recently, however, intensive behavioral interventions using meal replacements and low-energy diets have enabled some severely obese persons to achieve nonobese weights. OBJECTIVE We assessed rates of weight loss, changes in risk factors and medication requirements, and long-term weight maintenance in patients who lost >or=100 pounds (45.5 kg). DESIGN Over a 9-y period, we… CONTINUE READING

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