NIH studies find long-term weight loss methods – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Obese adults who received weight loss coaching by phone, web, and email with support from their primary care providers lost a significant amount of weight according to a five year two part NIH study. Dr. Barbara Wells says results from the studies are appearing separately in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Wells: These were separate randomized, control trials funded by the NIH to identify effective weight loss treatments that can be used in ordinary, real world, primary care practices to help obese patients.
Narrator: The findings could also help physicians more easily help patients reduce cardiovascular risk. For more information, visit www.nhlbi.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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