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B. What Treatments Are Effective?

A variety of modalities may be used to treat overweight and obesity. To assess their effectiveness on weight loss, loss of abdominal fat, and cardiorespiratory fitness, evidence from RCTs was examined. These trials considered dietary therapy, physical activity, combined therapy, behavior therapy, pharmacotherapy, and surgery. The details of the studies reviewed and subsequently not included are provided in Appendix II.

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