Weight management: facts and fallacies

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Egger, G & Egger, S 2009, 'Weight management: facts and fallacies', Australian Family Physician, vol. 38, no. 11, pp. 921-923.

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There is a great deal of misunderstanding about the facts around weight loss among health professionals, and the general public. Possible reasons for this include lack of adequate education of doctors in this area, misreporting of health research in the popular media, and a need for further research in some areas. Training doctors in 'lifestyle medicine' may be helpful. Standards of evidence in media reports could be significantly improved.