What is it about?
Existing evidence indicates that the best treatment model for obesity leading to significant weight loss consists of a so-called comprehensive lifestyle intervention program, but the offer, implementation, and coverage of these kinds of programs for the diagnosis, management, and follow-up of people living with obesity are limited. So, the aim of this study was an evaluation of the feasibility and effectiveness of a comprehensive care program for obesity in a public tertiary hospital in Mexico.
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Why is it important?
We describe a novel and feasible model for an effective, comprehensive, obesity care program within the Mexican public healthcare system. Frequent patient contact (4 to 6 visits during six months) and patient education can result in a weight loss of ≥5% in a substantial number of patients (40%), which has shown great health benefits. Similar care within the Mexican healthcare system might enhance the appropriate management of obesity.
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This page is a summary of: Feasibility and effectiveness of a comprehensive care program for people living with obesity. A real-world experience in a public hospital in Mexico, Obesity Facts, September 2022, Karger Publishers, DOI: 10.1159/000527024.
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Feasibility and Effectiveness of a Comprehensive Care Program for People Living with Obesity: A Real-World Experience in a Public Hospital in Mexico Vázquez-Velázquez V · García García E Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Obesity and Eating Disorders Clinic, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán (INCMNSZ). Mexico City, Mexico
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