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Guiding patients to safe weight loss

Fruh, Sharon M. PhD, FNP-BC; Mulekar, Madhuri S. PhD; Dierking, Jennifer

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000434093.41971.e4
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Abstract: Many patients have questions about diets, and those adhering to specific diets need patient-tailored monitoring. Nurse practitioners are often called upon to advise, prescribe, and monitor specific weight-reduction and weight-control diets. This article provides guidelines for safe weight reduction and a review of some popular diets.

Sharon M. Fruh is an associate professor at the University of South Alabama, College of Nursing, Mobile. Madhuri S. Mulekar is professor and chair of the department of mathematics and statistics at the University of South Alabama. Jennifer Dierking is a scientific writer and editor.

The authors have disclosed that they have no financial relationships related to this article.

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