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Primary care management of obesity: Individualized treatment strategies

Hensley, Rhonda D., EdD, DNP, APRN

doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000534941.27466.0b
Feature: OBESITY

Abstract: Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States. This article explores the popular diet trends in the country and analyzes their potential for use among patients with comorbid conditions. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology guidelines for obesity management are used as a framework for comparison of obesity management options.

Obesity is a growing epidemic in the United States. This article explores the popular diet trends in the country and analyzes their potential for use among patients with comorbid conditions. The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and American College of Endocrinology guidelines for obesity management are used as a framework for comparing obesity management options.

Rhonda D. Hensley is an associate director of Graduate Nursing Programs at the University of Louisiana at Monroe, Kitty DeGree School of Nursing, Monroe, La.

The author has disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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