Weight Loss Programs: Impact on the Obesity Epidemic

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Zuchowski, Taylor
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Research Subject Categories::MEDICINE::Social medicine::Public health medicine research areas::Public health science , Weight Loss , Obesity, Morbid , Diet , Weight Reduction Programs
With an increasing prevalence of obesity there are a growing number of programs and methods for weight loss. There are many approaches to medically supervised weight loss, ranging from changes to diet and exercise to invasive surgery. Moderate weight loss often requires less invasive methods, while morbidly obese patients whose life is at risk, may favor a more invasive surgical procedure. This study looks to determine if Medi Weight loss programs, which combine pharmacotherapy with behavior modification, is beneficial in addressing obesity.