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By Ashish Gupta Interventional Cardioligist
Kimberly A Gudzune, Ruchi S Doshi, Ambereen K Mehta, Zoobia W Chaudhry, David K Jacobs, Rachit M Vakil, Clare J Lee, Sara N Bleich, Jeanne M Clark
BACKGROUND: Commercial and proprietary weight-loss programs are popular obesity treatment options, but their efficacy is unclear. PURPOSE: To compare weight loss, adherence, and harms of commercial or proprietary weight-loss programs versus control/education (no intervention, printed materials only, health education curriculum, or <3 sessions with a provider) or behavioral counseling among overweight and obese adults. DATA SOURCES: MEDLINE and the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews from inception to November 2014; references identified by program staff...
April 7, 2015: Annals of Internal Medicine
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