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Overweight and obesity - use of portion control in management.

  title={Overweight and obesity - use of portion control in management.},
  author={Amanda L. Clark and Janet L Franklin and Iain S. Pratt and Melanie McGrice},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={39 6},
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity was responsible for 7.5% of the total burden of disease and injury in Australia in 2003, and was estimated in 2008 to cost the community $58.2 billion. More than half of the adult, and up to a third of the child, population in Australia is now classified as overweight or obese. OBJECTIVE This article aims to provide a rationale and some common practical solutions to help GPs assist patients to reduce intake and ultimately achieve weight loss or weight… 

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