Weight-control practices among U.S. adults, 2001-2002.

  title={Weight-control practices among U.S. adults, 2001-2002.},
  author={Edward C. Weiss and Deborah A. Galuska and Laura Kettel Khan and Mary K. Serdula},
  journal={American journal of preventive medicine},
  volume={31 1},
BACKGROUND Approximately $50 billion a year is spent by Americans on weight-loss products and services. Despite the high cost, few national studies have described specific weight-loss and weight-maintenance practices among U.S. adults. This analysis describes the use of specific practices by U.S. adults who tried to lose weight or tried only not to gain weight during the previous 12 months. METHODS Data were analyzed from the 2001-2002 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES… CONTINUE READING
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