Nutrition Interventions for Obesity

Jamy D. Ard, Gary Miller, Scott Kahan

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Abstract

Obesity is a common disorder with complex causes. The epidemic has spurred significant advances in the understanding of nutritional approaches to treating obesity. Although the primary challenge is to introduce a dietary intake that creates an energy deficit, clinicians should also consider targeted risk factor modification with manipulation of the nutrient profile of the weight-reducing diet. These strategies produce significant weight loss and improvements in cardiometabolic risk factors. Future research is needed to better understand how to personalize nutrient prescriptions further to promote optimal risk modification and maintenance of long-term energy balance in the weight-reduced state.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1341-1356
Number of pages16
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Volume100
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Dietary therapy
  • Energy balance
  • Maintenance of weight loss
  • Obesity
  • Weight loss
  • Weight-reducing diet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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