obesity

Study suggests need for targeted treatment for obesity

June 25, 2018 - 3:45 am

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- We have targeted treatment for cancer. Now, a new report suggests we should have targeted treatment for obesity. 

According to a report which looked at 2,000 consumers, people who are overweight and obese may think quite differently depending on how much they weigh. Those who were most obese with a BMI of 30 or over were more likely to share the opinion that they should eat healthier but recognize that they don't. 

According to the researchers, this group should receive support dealing with that frustration. 

Those who are considered somewhat overweight with a BMI of 25-27 benefit most from dietary guidance with specific plans.  

The bottom line is one size does not fit all when it comes to dietary guidance.