HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
Lifestyle modification plus medication more effective than medication alone

A new study shows that treatment with a lifestyle modification program of diet, exercise and behavioral therapy when used in combination with the weight loss medication sibutramine (Meridia) resulted in significantly greater weight loss among obese adults than treatment with the medication alone. The study, conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, appears in the November 17, 2005 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine and was supported by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

"Lifestyle modification should be the first line of treatment for obesity," says Susan Yanovski, M.D., director of the Obesity and Eating Disorders Program for NIDDK, and author of an accompanying editorial in the journal. "But for obese adults who can't lose enough weight to improve their health, medication used as an adjunct can help."

"The take home message is that weight loss medications will be most effective when they are combined with a reduced calorie diet and increased physical activity," says Thomas A. Wadden, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and lead author of the study. "Weight loss medication used alone can produce some weight loss, but lifestyle modification treatment can help patients acquire skills to successfully make changes in their diet and physical activity."

A total of 224 obese adults aged 18 to 65 years participated in the one-year study. Participants were randomly assigned to one of four groups: 1. weight loss medication alone; 2. lifestyle modification alone; 3. weight loss medication plus lifestyle modification; and 4. weight-loss medication plus brief physician-mediated therapy. The researchers included the fourth treatment group to measure the effectiveness of weight-loss medication combined with brief lifestyle modification counseling
'"/>

Contact: Marcia Vital
niddkdkocpl@mail.nih.gov
301-496-3583
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
16-Nov-2005


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related medicine news :

1. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine investigates strategies for controlling heart disease
2. Lifestyle changes effective in protecting against Type II diabetes
3. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine from SAGE explores how lifestyle affects heart disease
4. More than just genetics: Lifestyle choices impact GI health
5. Lifestyle, rather than fetal or childhood factors, critical for adult bone health
6. Study finds lifestyle modification and weight loss medication superior to either approach used alone
7. Adding medication improves recovery for elderly with depression, says Pitt School of Medicine study
8. Heart failure medication does not improve survival, compared to more widely used medication
9. Commonly used pain medications do not prevent Alzheimers disease
10. Standard long-acting insulin as good as newer medications
11. MS patients not receiving medications to slow disease progression, research shows

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:11/14/2018)... ... November 14, 2018 , ... PAINWeekEnd on Saturday, December 1, ... an educational and exciting program providing busy clinicians and allied healthcare practitioners with 6.0 ... to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Maryland is among the top five states ...
(Date:11/14/2018)... ... November 14, 2018 , ... The Austin-area sports medicine team ... time to pull out the healthcare plan paperwork to review coverage and assess how ... an employer, most people can benefit by taking a few minutes for an insurance ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... November 13, 2018 , ... A survey by the publishers of ... global market for antibody therapies reached U.S. $ 4 billion. Approximately forty-five percent of ... for novel antibody therapies (including ADCs) is expected to grow significantly, to U.S. $ ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... November 13, 2018 , ... As ... is working around the clock to help policyholders through the recovery process. ... customers,” said Katie Pettibone, vice president of state affairs, western region. “We urge ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... WORCESTER, Mass. (PRWEB) , ... November 13, 2018 ... ... Medical College, along with corporate partners GE Global Research and Acoustic MedSystems Inc., ... (NIH) through the National Cancer Institutes’ (NCI) Academic-Industrial Partnership program, to continue development ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/13/2018)... (PRWEB) , ... November 13, 2018 , ... ... learning operationalization), today announced new features to its flagship solution, MCenter™, that support ... better align with AI-first companies and AI service providers. , “By partnering ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... ... November 13, 2018 , ... Digestive Health ... , Who can resist the temptations of sweet, rich, creamy taste delights like ... Almost no one! Unfortunately, these continuous yummy food enticements can leave us with ...
(Date:11/13/2018)... LOUIS (PRWEB) , ... November 13, 2018 , ... ... quality and clinical outcomes, today introduced Promoting Quality-Based Care to Improve Outcomes, the ... of Illuminated Path, guest Daria Byrne, vice president of clinical and medical surgical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: