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05-03-2016 | Obesity | Patient and physician’s perspective | Article

Weight Loss: A Patient and Physician’s Perspective

Journal: Advances in Therapy

Authors: Lynne Daniel Ivey, Eric C. Westman

Publisher: Springer Healthcare



This article, co-authored by a patient affected by obesity and an obesity medicine specialist, discusses the patient’s experience of living with the disease and using many different weight loss approaches until finding a lifestyle program that was appropriate for her metabolism. The physician discusses the scientific basis of insulin resistance, and why the chosen lifestyle program worked so well for this individual.
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