Weight loss with self-help compared with a structured commercial program: a randomized trial.

@article{Heshka2003WeightLW,
  title={Weight loss with self-help compared with a structured commercial program: a randomized trial.},
  author={Stanley Heshka and J. Wallace Anderson and Richard L Atkinson and Frank L Greenway and James O Hill and Stephen D Phinney and Ronette L Kolotkin and Karen Miller-Kovach and F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={2003},
  volume={289 14},
  pages={
          1792-8
        }
}
CONTEXT Although commercial weight loss programs provide treatment to millions of clients, their efficacy has not been evaluated in rigorous long-term trials. OBJECTIVE To compare weight loss and health benefits achieved and maintained through self-help weight loss vs with a structured commercial program. DESIGN AND SETTING A 2-year, multicenter randomized clinical trial with clinic visits at 12, 26, 52, 78, and 104 weeks conducted at 6 academic research centers in the United States between… CONTINUE READING
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