Achieving weight loss and avoiding obesity

Maria Elizabeth Catsicas


The effect of the vast variety of nutrients on metabolic outcome and health is complex. A large number of factors play a role in the type and quantity of food consumed in free-living conditions. It is therefore obvious that prescribing a restrictive diet regimen that favours 1 or 2 nutrients at the expense of the others is a poor tool to manage long-term health and weight.

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Maria Elizabeth Catsicas, Registered Dietician, Nutritional Solutions, Johannesburg

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Nutrition intervention

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South African Medical Journal 2012;102(9):730-732.

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Date submitted: 2012-06-08
Date published: 2012-06-20

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