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Principles of managing weight loss 

Principles of managing weight loss
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Principles of managing weight loss
Author(s):

C.S. Jennings

, A.C. Mead

, J.L. Jones

, A.M. Holden

, S.B. Connolly

, K. Kotseva

, and D.A. Wood

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199236305.003.0009
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date: 19 September 2020

The causes of obesity 168

The principles of energy balance 170

Setting targets for losing weight 172

How to reduce calorie intake 174

Other interventions for obesity 176

Obesity is a growing problem throughout the world. In the UK the prevalence of obesity has trebled in 20 years. It is associated with increased mortality and morbidity. It is caused by a combination of poor, high-calorie diets and a sedentary lifestyle, on top of a possible genetic disposition of some individuals to be more susceptible to weight gain....

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