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Stepped-care Intervention for Weight Loss: Effective and Cheaper than Standard Treatment

The JAMA Report

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Most weight loss programs are rather intensive during the initial weeks of treatment. They can also be costly and require a huge time commitment. An alternative treatment is the stepped-care approach. This involves a lower-intensity intervention that only increases if a person’s weight loss goals are not met. A new study examines if the stepped-care approach is as effective as conventional weight loss treatments. Catherine Dolf has more in this week’s JAMA Report.