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Supplement Article  |   April 1999
Issues and principles in dietary management
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Supplement Article   |   April 1999
Issues and principles in dietary management
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1999, Vol. 99, S12-S14. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.4.S12
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, April 1999, Vol. 99, S12-S14. doi:10.7556/jaoa.1999.99.4.S12
Abstract

Obesity is a widely pervasive disease resulting in $45 million in healthcare costs. The contribution of genes in the etiology of obesity is quite convincing. It is becoming increasingly apparent also that diet can have an influential effect on gene expression. Dietary management remains the mainstay of treatment and can be tailored to meet the individual needs of patients.