Physician diagnosis of overweight status predicts attempted and successful weight loss in patients with cardiovascular disease and central obesity.

@article{Singh2010PhysicianDO,
  title={Physician diagnosis of overweight status predicts attempted and successful weight loss in patients with cardiovascular disease and central obesity.},
  author={Siddharth Singh and V. K. Somers and Matthew M. Clark and Kristin Vickers and Donald D. Hensrud and Yoel K Korenfeld and Francisco L{\'o}pez-Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={American heart journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={160 5},
  pages={934-42}
}
INTRODUCTION Despite the association of central obesity with adverse outcomes, most patients with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are unable to successfully lose weight. We undertook this analysis to evaluate the effect of motivational factors, and clinical factors, including physician diagnosis of overweight, on weight loss in patients with CVD and central obesity in the United States. METHODS AND RESULTS We used data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999 to 2004. Waist… CONTINUE READING