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Shared Medical Appointments Help Promote Weight Loss

Posted Jan 26 2011 4:03pm

Palo-Alto Medical Foundation research shows a very interesting correlation between shared appointments and weight loss.  Apparently there is a better correlation between physical peer pressure than virtual peer pressure .

In a specialized SMA designed for weight loss, Amy Muzaffar, M.D. , a PAMF Los Altos Center Internal Medicine physician, adapted the Lifestyle Balance Program for PAMF patients.  The Lifestyle Balance Program was developed by the Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group and is supported by the  National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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