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Chicago's CORE Uses Medicine and the Mind for Weight Loss
Date:12/29/2009

CHICAGO, Dec. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Earlier this month, leaders in the treatment of weight related disorders and psychiatry joined forces under the Comprehensive Obesity Recovery Effort (CORE, LLC). Insight Psychological Centers and medical weight loss expert, William Ciganek M.D., have formed CORE to help people lose weight.

According to Dr. Ciganek, "Everyone knows that weight is the result of calorie intake vs. calorie expenditures. What they don't know is there are only three factors that determine eating and activity behavior." Using medicine and the mind for weight loss, CORE targets the biological, psychological and social reasons behind eating and exercise. Scientifically, CORE is a biopsychosocial treatment center for weight loss.

The "biology" in biopsychosocial involves metabolism, fat absorption rates, the appetite and even anxiety or depression. All have an enormous impact on weight. The multidisciplinary treatment team at CORE modifies biology with either prescription medications or other medical interventions, or both, depending on the patient.

The "psychology" in biopsychosocial can be the single-most important determinant of weight. CORE uses psychology to help participants retrain their brains to think differently about food and exercise. One key psychological element of weight loss is motivation. CORE delivers tools to let motivation find patients, so patients don't have to create it on their own. Further, psychologists who specialize in weight help patients understand the emotional reasons behind their eating. Most people know a lot about nutrition and exercise. What they don't know is why they overeat or under-exercise.

The "social" in biopsychosocial is the third determinant of eating and activity behaviors. According to Dr. Ciganek, "The stress resulting from family, living and work is a main contributor to overeating." All of the CORE pr
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