Physicians' weight-loss plans show modest results

02/27/2012 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Primary care physicians who provide intensive counseling programs designed to promote exercise and healthy lifestyles can help obese patients attain modest improvements in waist size and prevent additional weight gain, according to a study in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Researchers said waist circumference appeared to correspond to exercise changes, with fat less likely to stick to the middle if physical activity increased.

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