Annals of Internal Medicine - April 7, 2015
Efficacy of Commercial Weight-Loss Programs; An Updated Systematic Review
Kimberly Gudzune, an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University, and her colleagues searched the scientific literature for studies on 11 commercial weight-loss programs. In their results, they assessed which ones have the best data to support them.
- Reuters: Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers Better Commercial Diet Choices
- CBS News: Best Ways to Lose Weight
- Today: 2 Diet Programs Get Top Marks for Long-Term Weight Loss
- Time: Which Weight-Loss Diet Works Best?
- ABC News: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Get Best Marks in Diet Review
- Yahoo Health: There Are Only Two Weight Loss Systems That Actually Work, Says Science
- UPI: Study Finds Only Two Effective Weight Loss Programs
- Vox: Diet Programs Promise Big Weight-Loss Results
- International Business Times: Weight Loss - Most Commercial Programs Can't Show Long-Term Success, Study Exposes $2.5 Industry
- Fox News: Most Commercial Weight Loss Programs Aren't Backed By Scientific Evidence, Study Says
- US News & World Report: Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig Beat Other Commercial Diet Plans, Study Finds
Live Science - May 28, 2013
Obesity Bias Common Among Medical Students
The practice of doctor shopping among overweight patients may be a result of negative experiences with the health care system, whether that be off-putting comments made by office staff, unsolicited weight-loss advice from providers or improperly sized medical equipment and office furniture, said the study leader, Kimberly Gudzune, an assistant professor of general internal medicine at Johns Hopkins.
NPR - May 27, 2012
Overweight People Are More Apt to Ditch Doctors
New York Times - April 29, 2013
Are Doctors Nicer to Thinner Patients?
UPI - April 22, 2013
Study: Doctors show less empathy, concern to the overweight
U.S. adults who are overweight often say they avoid doctors because they are judgemental of their weight - and U.S. researchers say that they may have a point.
The Doctors - October 21, 2010
Botox for Weight Loss
Learn about a new, non-surgical procedure offered by the Johns Hopkins Digestive Weight Loss Center that can result in moderate weight loss for approximately 3-6 months.
American Medical News – November 23, 2009
Physicians have less respect for obese patients, study says
Read about why some physicians may have less respect for obese patients. Additional information can be found by reading Johns Hopkins Medicine press release about why these negative attitudes by doctors can affect patients’ overall health.
Time Healthland – October 22, 2009
Just a little respect? Not for obese patients
Health24 – October 27, 2009
Docs have no respect for obese