Source: Global Wellness Institute
Author: Larry Chapman
Most of us know how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off long term. After all, this is the land of the Yo-Yo diet. It seems that the U.S. is in the center of a “perfect storm” regarding obesity and this edition of Connections provides a candid recognition by the medical community of the failure of clinical efforts to help people attain and then maintain healthy weight status.
In the Report from the Catalyst project at New England Journal of Medicine(NEJM), a large number of clinicians and experts were surveyed on their assessment and what they think it will take to help Americans reach healthy weight status. Their primary conclusion shouldn’t surprise us too much. They found that almost everyone surveyed believes we have failed miserably and that there needs to be a host of collective solutions to achieve any substantial progress in solving our unhealthy body weight problem as a nation.
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