Commercial Weight Loss Programs

  • Leslie C. RedmondEmail author
  • Scott Kahan
  • Lawrence J. Cheskin
Part of the Nutrition and Health book series (NH)


Commercial weight loss programs have taken over the weight loss industry as widely accepted and relatively affordable options as a means to lose weight. The need for these programs varies from underequipped physicians to providing reasonably priced alternatives to clinical support. In this chapter, we’ll explore the various types of commercial programs available and the differences between them, ending with a look at how commercial weight loss program providers and consumers can work together to meet consumer demand and deliver outcome-based results.


Weight loss Weight management Commercial weight loss programs Internet-based programs Weight Watchers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Leslie C. Redmond
    • 1
    Email author
  • Scott Kahan
    • 2
  • Lawrence J. Cheskin
    • 3
  1. 1.Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health PolicyGeorge Washington UniversityWashington, DCUSA
  3. 3.Weight Management Center, Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimoreUSA

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