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STOP Obesity Alliance surveys show doctors, patients share role in weight loss, but ask, now what?
Date:3/16/2010

of their obesity, close to 9 out of 10 said their health care professional recommended that they lose weight. However, of the U.S. adults who were told by a health care professional to lose weight, about one in three said their physicians never discussed how.

Findings across both surveys also indicate that physicians and patients agree that establishing the goal of a 5-10 percent weight loss would benefit overall health. Eighty percent of patients who consider themselves overweight or obese and 91 percent of physicians agree that the risk of disease is reduced a great deal or somewhat following a weight loss of 5-10 percent.

"Patients are frustrated from previous failed weight loss attempts and need realistic definitions of success that focus on health. Establishing 5-10 percent weight loss as a starting point for success could result in improved weight management outcomes," said Christine Ferguson, J.D., STOP Obesity Alliance Director and research professor at The George Washington University Department of Health Policy.

The Alliance also released a new white paper highlighting innovative approaches to help address obesity within primary care. The paper stemmed from an expert roundtable organized by the Alliance that focused on adult primary care treatment and management of obesity. The paper outlines five areas to explore to improve the treatment of obesity in primary care that could lead to significant advancements in patient outcomes: 1) monitoring weight, health indicators and risk; 2) assessing patient motivation; 3) defining success; 4) increasing integration and care coordination; and 5) implementing electronic medical records.

Roundtable attendees included leading health experts, academics and medical providers from leading organizations such as American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, American Medical Group Association, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Commissioned Office
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