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Weight-Loss Programs
This paper discusses weight control, weight-loss programs and how to evaluate them.
# 91190 | 2,490 words | 8 sources | APA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 24, 2006 in Medical and Health (Nutrition and Exercise) , Nutrition (General)

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This paper explains that there were over 10,000 weight-loss centers in the U.S., which have a wide range of prices, approaches to weight loss and reliability; and Americans annually spend approximately $6 billion on diet books, gimmicks and other products on weight loss . The author points out that, before spending any money on weight loss programs, it is necessary to learn more about nutrition, in general, and the program, specifically, so that it will be much easier to know which weight loss program is best to follow and what results can actually be expected. The paper stresses that diet and exercise still remain important factors in losing weight, even considering genetic tendencies.

Introduction: Thesis-- General Overview
Obesity: Fact or Fiction; Genetic and Virus
U.S. Obsession with Overweight/Obesity
Weight Loss Methods (Chart) and Review of Each

From the Paper:

"Diet gimmicks are just that, gimmicks. Options such as thigh cremes, massages, diet patches, stimulators and wraps do not work. Similarly, few people lose weight through hypnosis, which promises a safe and easy way to lose weight. However, the sessions are frequently led by people with no proper credentials. They should be trained as professional psychologists. Too often, concern about dieting leads to other physical ailments and problems such as anorexia and bulimia, especially in teens and young adults."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Berg, F.M. (1997) ''Afraid to Eat: Children and Teens in Weight Crisis.'' Hettinger, ND: Healthy Weight Journal.
  • Campos, P. (2004) The Obesity Myth. Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health. New York: Gotham.
  • Dhurandhar, N.V., et. al. (2002) "Human adenovirus Ad-36 promotes weight gain in male rhesus and marmoset monkeys." Journal of Nutrition. (132)31, 3155-3160.
  • Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of Consumer & Business Education. Fraudulent Health Claims: Don't Be Fooled. Washington, DC: 1996a.
  • Federal Trade Commission, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Office of Consumer & Business Education. The Skinny on Dieting. Washington, DC: 1996b

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