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Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Obesity and Diabetes
American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine
  • Todd Alan Hagobian, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
  • Suzanne Phelan, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Publication Date
3-1-2013
Abstract
The majority of US adults are overweight or obese, which is a primary risk factor for type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases. Recent advances in behavioral treatment of obesity have produced significant short- and longterm weight losses that reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. This article reviews key components of effective behavioral treatment interventions, including diet, exercise, and behavioral and psychosocial strategies. The authors review newer treatment modalities that may enhance dissemination (Internet, smartphone) and discuss applications to clinical practice. Practitioners face multiple barriers to effectively delivering lifestyle interventions in today’s health care setting but, nonetheless, remain powerful motivators in helping patients initiate and maintain weight loss efforts that reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and other chronic diseases.
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Citation Information
Todd Alan Hagobian and Suzanne Phelan. "Lifestyle Interventions to Reduce Obesity and Diabetes" American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine Vol. 7 Iss. 2 (2013) p. 84 - 98
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sphelan/39/