Posts Tagged ‘behavioral counseling’

The Allure of Targeting Ultra-Processed Foods

September 12, 2022 — In popular culture right now, it seems that ultra-processed foods are the bad boys. “Ultra-processed foods linked to heart disease, cancer, and death, studies show,” says one recent headline. Scary stuff, eh? Targeting ultra-processed foods for scorn wins approving nods. But even if it supports a favored narrative, looking closely at research on ultra-processed foods […]

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 […]