Published in Obesity and Diabetes Week, February 13th, 2006
In a recent study, researchers in Italy conducted a study "to investigate the influence of weight loss expectations (expected 1-year BMI loss, dream and maximum acceptable BMI) on attrition in obese patients seeking treatment. Obese subjects (1785; 1393 women; median age, 46 years; median BMI, 36.7 kg/m2) seeking treatment in 23 medical Italian centers were evaluated."
R. Dalle Grave and colleagues at the University if Bologna carefully documented "[b]aseline diet and weight history, weight loss expectations, and primary motivation for...
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