Recently published, the National Institutes of Health, led by the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, organized a working group of experts to discuss the problem of weight regain after weight loss.
Experts included integrative physiologists and behavioral psychologists, all with the goal of merging their perspectives regarding the barriers to scientific progress and the development of novel ways to improve long-term outcomes in obesity therapeutics. The ultimate goals of this panel were to:
The major limitation to this type of research is an attempt to avoid extensive discussions delving into policy changes and the built environment.
One resounding recommendation from the group was that to produce more effective weight loss maintenance therapies, we must improve our understanding of the mechanistic interactions between these pressures (biology, environment, behavior) resulting from weight loss.
Suggestions From Panel For Advancing Science to Develop More Effective Weight Loss Therapies:
How Can You Apply This Research To Your Weight Loss Goals?
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Source: NIH & PubMed
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