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Description: Dr. Westman shares a patient's weight loss story through both the patient's and physician's perspective.

Presentation Information
Presentation Date:
September 25, 2016
Expiration Date:
September 12, 2019 11:55 PM
Presentation Objectives
  • Describe what foods are eaten and avoided on a low-carbohydrate diet
  • Understand the dietary fat was not conclusively linked to health problems
  • Understand that low carbohydrate diets are more effective than low-fat, low-calorie diets for weight loss in people with insulin resistance
Weight Loss: A Patient and Physician's Perspective

Eric C. Westman, MD, MHS, MFOMA, Dipl. ABOM

Dr. Westman received his MD from the University of Wisconsin/Madison, completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at the University of Kentucky/Lexington, and completed a general internal medicine fellowship at Duke University, which included a master’s degree in clinical research. At Duke since 1990, he is the director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic, has carried out clinical research and clinical care regarding lifestyle treatments for obesity and diabetes, and has more than 90 peer-reviewed publications. He is currently the chairman of the board of the Obesity Medicine Association and a Fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association and the Obesity Society. He is author of the New York Times bestsellers, The New Atkins for a New YouCholesterol Clarity, and Keto Clarity.





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Obesity Medicine Association
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s): 0.75
Participation Credit(s): 0.75
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