Family doctors often recommend that some of their patients lose weight to reduce the risk of disease and improve their quality of life. Even weight loss of up to five percent can help prevent the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.
It’s unfortunate though that doctors lack the time and training to provide counseling and are often pessimistic regarding patients’ outcomes.
The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Obesity Society has recommended high intensity and comprehensive lifestyle programming for obese individuals. However, there are few resources in … Read More