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Exercise as a partial therapy for the extremely obese.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3959858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The management of the extremely obese patient is best accomplished by a multidisciplinary approach which includes exercise training as an integral component. While diet alone is a potent factor in improving the metabolic complications associated with obesity, the combination of diet and exercise training can further improve these complications and greatly enhance cardiorespiratory function. Although the fitness of extremely obese people is low, individualized exercise programs can be used to safely and progressively train these patients, reduce fatigue, and greatly increase maximum work tolerance. Additional benefits derived from exercise training include improved insulin-mediated glucose utilization, lower serum lipid concentrations, and improved psychological distress scores and anxiety levels. Thus, exercise training can contribute to the success of a weight reducing program by improving metabolic, cardiorespiratory, and psychological factors. Additional important interventions in a multidisciplinary treatment of severe obesity include psychiatric, psychosocial, and vocational counseling.
R M Lampman; D E Schteingart; M L Foss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medicine and science in sports and exercise     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0195-9131     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-04-29     Completed Date:  1986-04-29     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8005433     Medline TA:  Med Sci Sports Exerc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  19-24     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Behavior Therapy
Body Weight
Diet, Reducing*
Heart Function Tests
Heart Rate
Obesity / psychology,  rehabilitation,  therapy*
Physical Endurance
Physical Exertion*
Physical Fitness
Grant Support

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