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evidence-based weight-loss guidelines, obesity, popular commercial diets



  1. Fruh, Sharon M. PhD, FNP-BC
  2. Mulekar, Madhuri S. PhD
  3. Dierking, Jennifer


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.