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A Feasibility Study on the Effectiveness of an 8-Week M

Abstract While obesity rates have plateaued within the last decade,

two-thirds of the United States

population is currently classified as overweight (defined a

s a body mass index [BMI] of

25-29.9 kg/m²) or obese (a BMI greater than 30 kg/m²). Bariatric

surgical interventions

are not only more effective than behavioral treatments

in the short term but are the only

form of obesity intervention with evidence of consisten

t long-term effectiveness.

However, even among bariatric surgery patients, weight

loss often stabilizes and it is

estimated that more than 20% of bariatric surgery patient

s will regain a significant

amount of weight that was initially lost long-term. Li

ttle research to date has been

conducted on physical ... (more)
Created Date 2014
Contributor Smith, Lisa L. (Author) / Larkey, Linda K (Advisor) / Ainsworth, Barbara (Committee member) / Chisum, Jack (Committee member) / Ohri-Vachaspati, Punam (Committee member) / McClain, Darya (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Behavioral sciences / Bariatric Surgery / Meditative Movement / Obesity / Weight loss
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 220 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Physical Activity, Nutrition and Wellness 2014
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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