Should obesity be treated?
- Management of Obesity in Adults. Brunton, Stephen A. // Journal of Family Practice;Jul2014 Supplement, Vol. 63, pS1
An introduction is presented in which the author discusses various articles within the issue on topics including on the epidemiology and pathophysiology of obesity in adults, the significance of good communications with obese and overweight patients, and obesity management.
- NIH Clinical Guidelines on Obesity: A Summary. // Healthy Weight Journal;Mar/Apr1999, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p20
Focuses on guidelines issued by the United States National Institutes of Health on obesity treatment. Information on obesity; Prevalence of obesity in the country; Persons at risk of being overweight; Therapeutic approaches to obesity; Goals for weight loss and management.
- Health promotion strategies for obese patients. Miller, Wayne C. // Healthy Weight Journal;May/Jun97, Vol. 11 Issue 3, p47
Discusses intervention strategies for promoting health in obese persons. Ineffectiveness of diet programs; Absence of evidence linking reduced mortality to weight loss; Behavioral self-monitoring; Exercise; Food intake; Psychologic component of intervention plan.
- Childhood obesity: Etiology and treatment. Levick, Keith // Healthy Weight Journal;Sep/Oct94, Vol. 8 Issue 5, p89
Explores changing family dynamics that affect many children adversely and contribute to problems such as increasing levels of overweight. Warning that overweight children should not be put on diet; Guidelines for safe treatment programs.
- Severe obesity and personality: a comparative controlled study of personality traits. Rydén, A.; Sullivan, M.; Torgerson, J.S.; Karlsson, J.; Lindroos, A.-K.; Taft, C. // International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Dec2003, Vol. 27 Issue 12, p1534
OBJECTIVE:: The primary purpose was to assess personality trait differences between the severely obese seeking treatment and a mainly non-obese reference group. We also investigated gender differences and differences between obese patients and obese not seeking treatment. METHOD:: Personality...
- New obesity treatment approved. Maudlin, Robert K. // Modern Medicine;Jun99, Vol. 67 Issue 6, p50
Reports on the approval of Orlistat (Xenical) for obesity management. Initial body max index of obese patients to whom the therapy is recommended; Findings of the clinical trials on Orlistat-treated subjects; Most commonly observed adverse effects during the first year of therapy.
- Overweight patients. Gibbons, Pamela // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);3/28/1981, Vol. 282 Issue 6269, p1060
Focuses on the management of overweight patients. Tips on dieting; Objective of obese treatment; Need of long-term supervision from doctors.
- NIH Guidelines: An Evaluation. Berg, Frances M. // Healthy Weight Journal;Mar/Apr1999, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p26
Comments on the guidelines issued by the United States National Institutes of Health on the treatment of obesity. Basic assumptions underlying the guidelines; Description of people at risk of developing obesity; Average body mass index specified in the guidelines; Validity of treatment...
- A clinical trial of the use of Sibutramine for the treatment of patients suffering essential obesity. Fanghänel, G; Cortinas, L; Sánchez-Reyes, L; Berber, A // International Journal of Obesity & Related Metabolic Disorders;Feb2000, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p144
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of Sibutramine 10 mg per os, once a day in obese patients over a period of 6 months. DESIGN: A monocenter, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel, prospective clinical trial. SUBJECTS: 109 male and female obese patients (BMI >30 kg/mÂ²) from...