November 01, 2013 // Franchising.com // Leading medical weight loss brand Medi-Weightloss® announced today that four abstracts related to its Clinical Outcomes Report have been accepted for presentation at Obesity Week 2013. The inaugural meeting, presented by the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS) and The Obesity Society (TOS), will bring scientists, clinicians, surgeons, physicians, integrated health professionals, and policymakers from around the world to Atlanta from Nov. 11-16. The Medi-Weightloss® presentation is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14.
"Screening for Diabetes and Diabetes Risk in a Physician-Supervised Weight Loss Program" is among 10 winners in the Clinical Section Poster Competition. It reveals how researchers found significant improvements in patients’ HgA1c levels after weight loss. Other Clinical Outcomes findings include:
Research on patient dyads and weight loss substantiates previous studies that found that accountability and social support results in greater weight loss. Cohabitating patients who joined the program lost more weight (24%) and stayed in the program longer (26%) than patients that joined the program alone.
Clinical Outcomes research indicates adherence and frequency of visits positively affect weight loss. Patients who maintained regular visits lost a greater percentage of their body weight (15.4% vs. 9.6%) and stayed in the program longer than patients who had more sporadic visits.
Clinical Outcomes findings reveal a positive association between fat loss and length of stay in the Medi-Weightloss® Program.
"For clinicians and patients, this research provides evidence about the benefits, risks, and results of the Medi-Weightloss® Program," says Macklin E. Guzman, MPH, Director of Research & Development. "We strive to be the industry leader in physician-supervised, medical weight management. Our Clinical Outcomes research is instrumental for program development and clinical decision-making. We continually work to make advances in the field, allowing our healthcare professionals to provide a comprehensive, clinically proven weight loss program."
As the fastest growing health problem in the United States, obesity research is of the utmost importance. Medi-Weightloss® is leading the charge for clinical outcomes research to augment the integrity of physician-supervised obesity treatment. The Clinical Outcomes Report is the result of a joint venture of researchers and physicians from Medi-Weightloss® and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and San Diego State University. The focus is on clinical outcomes related to obesity, diabetes, and other comorbidities.
Since 1982, The Obesity Society has been committed to encouraging research on the causes and treatment of obesity and keeping the medical community and public informed of advances in the field. The American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery aims to improve public health and well-being by lessening the burden of the disease of obesity and related diseases throughout the world. www.obesityweek.com
Established in 2006, Medi-Weightloss® offers a physician-supervised weight loss program known as "The One That Works!®" Physicians and medical professionals provide individualized care based on patients’ goals, health, and medical history. The program includes weekly consultations that focus on nutrition, lifestyle, and exercise. In addition to a weight loss programs for adults, resulting in over 2.6 million pounds lost nationwide, Medi-Weightloss® offers specialized weight loss programs for adolescents and diabetics. The company also offers Corporate Wellness programs, exercise equipment, and Signature Supplements & Products.
The Medi-Weightloss® franchise opportunity allows physicians and investors to offer the nation’s premier medical weight loss program. There are nearly 80 locations in the U.S., with two opening in the Middle East in 2014.
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