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Prescription for Obesity: Eat Less and Move More. Is It Really That Simple?

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“Obesity is a disease.” This is the declaration by the American Medical Association in June, 2013. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of options for patients who meet the criteria of obesity. Primary care nurse practitioners are urged to confront obesity head on, with early, individualized intervention to reduce associated morbidity and mortality. Options for weight loss and maintenance are abundant and often confusing or unattractive to the patient. Working with patients to achieve realistic, reasonable, and patient-tailored goals for weight loss and exercise programs are paramount to achieving a healthy weight and lifestyle.

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Deck, K. , Haney, B. , Fitzpatrick, C. , Phillips, S. and Tiso, S. (2014) Prescription for Obesity: Eat Less and Move More. Is It Really That Simple?. Open Journal of Nursing, 4, 656-662. doi: 10.4236/ojn.2014.49069.

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