Treatment of obesity

Warren G. Thompson, David A. Cook, Matthew M. Clark, Aditya Bardia, James A. Levine

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For primary care physicians, obesity is one of the most challenging problems confronted in office practice. The disorder is increasing in prevalence despite the efforts of both patients and physicians. Treatment requires a multimodality approach that addresses diet, physical activity, and behavioral Issues. Medication and surgical approaches may be appropriate as well. This review outlines the evidence for each approach, suggests how primary care physicians can best help obese patients, and provides practical tips for weight loss.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalMayo Clinic Proceedings
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes


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Thompson, W. G., Cook, D. A., Clark, M. M., Bardia, A., & Levine, J. A. (2007). Treatment of obesity. Mayo Clinic Proceedings, 82(1), 93-102.