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Weight loss maintenance.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20842990     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Successful long-term weight loss maintenance can be achieved by various means. A combination of dietary and physical activity interventions, along with one or more behavioral approaches, has proven successful in some persons, as documented by the National Weight Control Registry, but is limited by adherence to a consistent weight loss regimen. Successful approaches to weight loss maintenance include consulting with a physician, nutritionist, or another support source; adhering to a stable diet with a limited variety of food; monitoring weight; eating breakfast; and exercising regularly. Long-term pharmacologic treatments for weight loss maintenance have been studied and were found to have modest success, with some weight regain typically reported. Sibutramine and orlistat are the two medications approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration with the potential to help patients achieve long-term weight loss maintenance. Bariatric surgery is another modality for accomplishing successful long-term weight loss maintenance in patients with morbid or complicated obesity. Its success is due in large part to better weight loss outcomes, more successful long-term weight loss maintenance, and remission of comorbid medical conditions.
Samuel N Grief; Rosita L F Miranda
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American family physician     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1532-0650     ISO Abbreviation:  Am Fam Physician     Publication Date:  2010 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-16     Completed Date:  2010-10-26     Revised Date:  2011-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1272646     Medline TA:  Am Fam Physician     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  630-4     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Department of Family Medicine, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Obesity Agents / therapeutic use*
Cyclobutanes / therapeutic use
Diet, Reducing*
Gastric Bypass*
Lactones / therapeutic use
Obesity / prevention & control,  therapy*
Weight Loss
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Obesity Agents; 0/Cyclobutanes; 0/Lactones; 106650-56-0/sibutramine; 96829-58-2/orlistat
Comment In:
Am Fam Physician. 2011 Jul 15;84(2):149; author reply 149, 154   [PMID:  21766763 ]
Original Report in:
Am Fam Physician. 2010 Sep 15;82(6):637   [PMID:  20842991 ]

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