The national weight control registry

A critique

Joanne Ikeda, Nancy K. Amy, Paul Ernsberger, Glenn Gaesser, Francie M. Berg, Claudia A. Clark, Ellen S. Parham, Paula Peters

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Abstract

This article is a critique of the claim that the National Weight Control Registry provides data showing that a significant number of adults in the United States have achieved permanent weight loss. We believe that promoting calorie-restricted dieting for the purpose of weight loss is misleading and futile. We advocate the adoption of a health-at-every-size (HAES) approach to weight management, focusing on the achievement and maintenance of lifestyle changes that improve metabolic indicators of health.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)203-205
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Nutrition Education and Behavior
Volume37
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Dieting
  • Healthy weight
  • Weight
  • Weight loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Education
  • Food Science

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Ikeda, J., Amy, N. K., Ernsberger, P., Gaesser, G., Berg, F. M., Clark, C. A., ... Peters, P. (2005). The national weight control registry: A critique. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 37(4), 203-205.

The national weight control registry : A critique. / Ikeda, Joanne; Amy, Nancy K.; Ernsberger, Paul; Gaesser, Glenn; Berg, Francie M.; Clark, Claudia A.; Parham, Ellen S.; Peters, Paula.

In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, Vol. 37, No. 4, 07.2005, p. 203-205.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ikeda, J, Amy, NK, Ernsberger, P, Gaesser, G, Berg, FM, Clark, CA, Parham, ES & Peters, P 2005, 'The national weight control registry: A critique', Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 203-205.
Ikeda J, Amy NK, Ernsberger P, Gaesser G, Berg FM, Clark CA et al. The national weight control registry: A critique. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2005 Jul;37(4):203-205.
Ikeda, Joanne ; Amy, Nancy K. ; Ernsberger, Paul ; Gaesser, Glenn ; Berg, Francie M. ; Clark, Claudia A. ; Parham, Ellen S. ; Peters, Paula. / The national weight control registry : A critique. In: Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2005 ; Vol. 37, No. 4. pp. 203-205.
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