Editorials5 October 2010
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    The prevalence of obesity is increasing worldwide, with serious consequences for affected individuals, health care systems, and society. Because of the lack of effective interventions for obesity prevention, obesity is likely to continue to be a major public health challenge for many years to come. Once obesity occurs, the available medical treatment options include only a diminishing array of drugs and bariatric surgery. The key to successful weight loss and its maintenance is adoption of a healthy lifestyle through altering food selection, reducing calorie intake, and increasing physical activity (1). Unfortunately, many obese individuals do not successfully modify their lifestyle, ...


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