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Physicians Helping America Lose Weight

The need for America to lose weight has never been greater. The fact is that two-thirds (68.8%) of adults in the US are overweight or obese.

Research has shown that as a person’s weight increases to reach levels referred to as “overweight” and “obese,” the risks for the following conditions in that patient also increase:

  • coronary heart disease,
  • type 2 diabetes,
  • cancers (endometrial, breast, and colon),
  • hypertension (high blood pressure),
  • stroke,
  • liver and gallbladder disease,
  • sleep apnea & respiratory problems,
  • and osteoarthritis. 
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In their attempts to lose that weight, the first person many people go to is their family physician. 

These physicians are poised to help the greatest number of overweight and obese Americans. 

The IAPAM has created the most effective medically-supervised weight loss program available for physicians to meet and beat this epidemic. 

To date, over 30,000 people have lost weight on the IAPAM’s Clean Start Weight Loss program.

Studies have shown that in 2008, medical costs associated with obesity were estimated at $147 billion, and the annual medical costs for people who are obese were $1,429 higher than for those of normal weight. 

The amount of lost productivity due to illness as a result of Americans being overweight or obese is unprecedented.

In the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, it was noted that successful weight maintenance is associated with: (1) more initial weight loss, (2) reaching a self-determined goal weight, (3) having a physically active lifestyle, (4) a regular meal rhythm including breakfast coupled with healthier eating, and (5) control of over-eating and self-monitoring behaviors.

The IAPAM’s Medical Weight Loss Program is designed to guide physicians on how to quickly and effectively offer medically supervised weight loss to their patients.

Weight loss programs provide a structured plan that will allow you to lose weight in a steady healthy fashion. 

These programs concentrate on medically supervised diet plans, along with different exercise and toning routines that will preserve muscle mass and strength and strip off body fat.

Weight loss programs will cover in detail what the harmful effects of being obese are, the basics of nutrition and how food is broken down in the body, the common food fads and what steps can be taken to prevent and treat obesity. The table below explains more.

Commonly discussed points in weight loss management programs:

  • What is obesity and what are the harmful effects?
  • What are the different weight loss plans   available?
  • Why should I lose weight?
  • What diets must I follow and what are the foods I should avoid?
  • How can I lose weight in a healthy manner?
  • How can I prevent becoming obese after I have lost weight?
  • What are the special diets and treatments available for weight loss?

Weight loss brings with it a number of advantages when performed in a healthy way. 

Reputable weight loss management programs cover every aspect of weight loss in a structured manner and allow you to reach your goals successfully.

Physicians who are trained in offering safe and effective medically supervised weight management programs are the best resource when a patient is seeking out a physician-supervised “diet” that will be effective.

For more information on the IAPAM’s Clean Start Weight Loss Program, please visit:

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