Posts Tagged ‘behavioral counseling’

Spin, Pilots, and Sacred Cows of Obesity Care

August 15, 2019 — Beware of pilot studies with claims of effectiveness. “A pilot study is not a hypothesis testing study,” says Andrew Leon in a cogent summary of what pilots can and can’t do. But it’s oh so tempting to jump on effect data from a pilot study. Especially when you believe in what you think it tells […]

Two Impressive Trials: Weight Management That Works

November 11, 2014 — Weight management that works doesn’t need a lot of bells and whistles. It just needs smart people designing the program with good attention to details. Two such impressive studies were presented at ObesityWeek 2014. They produced impressive weight loss in the range of 12 to 18% with very straightforward programs. The first was a study led […]