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No-Shame Programs May Appeal to Obese [news]

Obese people prefer lifestyle change programs to help them shed excess pounds, rather than strategies that focus only on weight loss, a new study finds. Australian researchers conducted a telephone survey of 142 obese people and asked their opinions about government regulation, public health initiatives, media campaigns, personalized fitness programs, gastric banding surgery, and commercial diet groups.

"This study provides a number of new insights into how and why obese individuals support and uptake different interventions," Dr. Samantha Thomas, of Monash University in Melbourne, said in a journal news release.


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