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Effect of degree of weight loss on health benefits.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8581779     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Although most dieters strive to achieve "ideal" body weight, clinical and laboratory evidence clearly supports the value of a modest weight loss goal to attain health and emotional benefit. Weight loss as low as 5% has been shown to reduce or eliminate disorders associated with obesity, though several questions remain partially or completely unanswered regarding the roles of degree of weight loss, method of weight loss, distribution of fat reduction, and other variables. This paper reviews the effect of degree of weight loss on specific disease states and risk factors and discusses the impact of ethnic background, fat distribution, age, and mode of weight loss on outcome.
Authors:
G Blackburn
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obesity research     Volume:  3 Suppl 2     ISSN:  1071-7323     ISO Abbreviation:  Obes. Res.     Publication Date:  1995 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-03-21     Completed Date:  1996-03-21     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9305691     Medline TA:  Obes Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211s-216s     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Center for the Study of Nutrition and Medicine, New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Age Factors
Body Composition / physiology
Child
Female
Health Status*
Humans
Male
Obesity / epidemiology,  physiopathology
Risk Factors
Weight Loss / physiology*

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