Combating the Obesity Epidemic: Treatment Options

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Jack H. Wilmore
52 minutes
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Combating the Obesity Epidemic: Treatment Options features an overview of the primary approaches employed to address one of the most serious healthcare issues in the United States. Designed as a resource for health/fitness professionals who want to confront the obesity epidemic through science and practice, the DVD looks at the results of several of the studies in the scientific literature on each of the treatment options and discusses the relative effectiveness of each alternative. The DVD also details several factors (energy balance-related and genetic) that can affect weight loss efforts.

Among the topics covered:

• Exercise/physical activity
• Weight-reducing diets
• Behavioral treatment
• Combination interventions
• Pharmacotherapy
• Gastric bypass surgery
• Summary of interventions use of follow-up
• Potential factors mediating weight loss