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Prepared meals and incentivized weight-loss program for obese and overweight women
Date:10/9/2010

sity (estimated at $19,000 - $29,000 per patient from insurance reimbursement data) but do not cover the cost of commercial weight loss programs (such as that evaluated in this study, with estimated costs of approximately $1,600 for 12 weeks of the program and for food.) Providing commercial weight loss programs free to charge to participants might be a worthwhile health care investment."

(JAMA.2010; 304[16]:doi10.1001/JAMA.2010.1529. Available pre-embargo to the media at www.jamamedia.org.

Editor's Note: Preparation of this editorial was supported in part by a grant from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. The sponsor had no role in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.


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