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Behavioral Treatment of Obesity: Progress But Not Panacea

  • Richard L. Hagen

Abstract

One scarcely has to build a case for the seriousness of obesity as a hazard to both physical and psychological health. Obesity is associated with coronary heart disease, atherothrombotic brain infarction, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high serum cholesterol, high triglycerides, and high density lipoproteins. And then there is the great social and psychological price the overweight individual must pay. We are told that obesity is one of the most serious and prevalent health disorders in the United States (29), with estimates that as many as 80 million Americans are dangerously overweight.

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Behavioral Treatment Stimulus Control Cognitive Restructuring Booster Session Behavioral Program 
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