Contemporary approaches to adult Obesity treatmentMeires, Jan EdD, ARNP; Christie, Catherine PhD, RD, LD/N, FADANurse Practitioner: September 2011 - Volume 36 - Issue 9 - p 37–46 doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000403291.15266.d6 Feature: WEIGHT MANAGEMENT Abstract Author Information Adult obesity is a common health problem associated with significant adverse health outcomes. Evidence-based guidelines support intensive nutrition and behavioral counseling and moderate physical exercise. Pharmacotherapy agents are available for long-term use to enhance weight loss efforts for some patients. Jan Meires currently serves as Associate Professor at the School of Nursing, University of Florida in Jacksonville. Catherine Christie is the Associate Dean and Chair of the Department of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships pertaining to this article. © 2011 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.