Practical management of obesity in primary care
- Feasibility and indicative results from a 12-month low-energy liquid diet treatment and maintenance programme for severe obesity. Lean, Michael; Brosnahan, Naomi; McLoone, Philip; McCombie, Louise; Higgs, Anna Bell; Ross, Hazel; Mackenzie, Mhairi; Grieve, Eleanor; Finer, Nick; Reckless, John; Haslam, David; Sloan, Billy; Morrison, David // British Journal of General Practice;Feb2013, Vol. 63 Issue 607, p81
The article discusses a study which designed and evaluated the feasibility of providing a weight-management programme at 12 months for severely obese British adults. A total of 91 patients, identified by their general practitioner or nurse as having severe obesity that had not responded well to...
- A qualitative study of GPs' views of treating obesity. Epstein, Laura; Ogden, Jane // British Journal of General Practice;Oct2005, Vol. 55 Issue 519, p750
Background Due to the increased prevalence of obesity GPs now have a key role in managing obese patients. Aim To explore GPs' views about treating patients with obesity. Setting An inner London primary care trust Design of study A qualitative study using semi-structured interviews. Method...
- Managing Obesity. Saltzman, Edward; Tarnoff, Michael; Shikora, Scott // Journal of Family Practice;May2007, Vol. 56 Issue 5, pS1
The article examines issues that are of concern to primary care clinicians who seek the best outcomes for obese patients. Such issues include the assessment of body weight and health risks of obesity, patient counseling, dietary modifications for weight loss, pharmacologic agents, surgical...
- Reducing Obesity Indicators Through Brief Physical Activity Counseling (PACE) in Italian Primary Care Settings. Bolognesi, Massimo; Nigg, Claudio R.; Massarini, Massimo; Lippke, Sonia // Annals of Behavioral Medicine;2006, Vol. 31 Issue 2, p179
Background: There is an alarming prevalence of obesity and sedentariness in Western countries. An ideal context for health promotion and preventive medicine seems to be the setting of primary care provided by the general practitioner (GP). Purpose: Therefore, this study evaluated the impact of...
- What do we do about the problem of overweight and obesity in the Americas? Teelucksingh, Surujpal // Revista Panamericana de Salud Publica;May2003, Vol. 13 Issue 5, p275
Editorial. Introduces two articles that deal with the problem of obesity in the Americas.
- OOH-LA-LA. // Vegetarian Times;Sep2003, Issue 313, p16
Reports on the ten percent obesity rate in France as of September 2003. Concerns of clothing designers about the obesity rate.
- OBESITY -- Issues and Implications. Arnhold, Robert W.; Auxter, David A. // Palaestra;Winter2004, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p5
Focuses on issues and implications concerning obesity. Annual cost of obesity in the U.S.; Example of a Federal public policy initiative against obesity; Percentage of adults who are considered obese.
- Pathways to obesity in a developing population: The Guangzhou Biobank Cohort Study. S Kavikondala; CM Schooling; CQ Jiang; WS Zhang; KK Cheng; TH Lam; GM Leung // International Journal of Epidemiology;Feb2009, Vol. 38 Issue 1, p72
Background â€˜Environmental mismatchâ€™ may contribute to obesity in rapidly developing societies, because poor early life conditions could increase the risk of obesity in a subsequently more socio-economically developed environment. In a recently developing population (from southern...
- A New Diet: Lawsuits and Advice From the Government. Rippel, Barbara; Smith, Frances // Consumers' Research Magazine;Aug2003, Vol. 86 Issue 8, p34
Focuses on the obesity problem in the U.S. Measures taken to combat obesity in the country; Potential targets for obesity according to trial lawyers; Reasons for obesity according to most physicians, dietitians, nutritionists and other scientists.