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Your leadership is the difference

Your leadership can be a difference in chronic weight management1,2

HCPs play a critical role in patient engagement

Weight-loss advice from health care providers has been proven to make a positive impact on a patient’s attempt at behavior change and weight-management results.1,2

Patient efforts improved after weight-loss discussions with their HCP3a

63%

of patients were more likely to attempt to lose weight

67%

of patients were more likely to attempt to change their diet

58%

of patients were more likely to attempt to change their exercise patterns

aResults from surveys and audio-recorded preventative health and chronic care visits with 25 women struggling to lose weight and 7 physicians. The primary aim of this study was to assess how women struggling to lose weight discuss weight loss with their physicians.3

Supporting your patients to achieve a weight loss of ≥5% can have a clinically meaningful impact4

Your role can directly impact their results1

Patients lost ~5 times more weight with HCP counseling than with a self-directed program1b

Patients lost 5x more weight with HCP counseling than with a self-directed program

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bA randomized, controlled study of 415 patients with obesity showed that patients lost more weight with HCP counseling, weight-loss coaches, and web-based support (5.2% weight loss) when compared with a self-directed program (1.1% weight loss) at 24 months. A meta-analysis of survey data indicated that weight-loss advice from HCPs has a positive effect on a patient’s attempt at behavior change and on weight-loss efforts.1

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References

1. Appel LJ, Clark JM, Yeh H-C, et al. Comparative effectiveness of weight-loss interventions in clinical practice. N Engl J Med. 2011;365(21):1959-1968.

2. Rose SA, Poynter PS, Anderson JW, Noar SM, Conigliaro J. Physician weight loss advice and patient weight loss behavior change: a literature review and meta-analysis of survey data. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013;37(1):118-128.

3. Pollak KI, Ostbye T, Alexander SC, et al. Empathy goes a long way in weight loss discussions. J Fam Pract. 2007;56(12):1031-1036.

4. Wing RR, Lang W, Wadden TA, et al. Benefits of modest weight loss in improving cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 2011;34(7):1481-1486.

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