Dieting and Supplements
Most healthcare professionals view diet, exercise and lifestyle changes as the primary components of effective weight loss, however, many also believe that taking dietary supplements can be an important part of effective weight management plan.
This past October, the company InterHealth Nutraceuticals revealed the results of a recent survey of 45 individuals in the field of health care. (InterHealth Nutraceuticals researches and develops specialty nutritional ingredients which they sell to dietary supplement manufacturers worldwide.) The company found that 88% of those surveyed consider supplementation to be one of the many factors involved in successfully managing weight.
Surgery is considered by many doctors to be a last resort for weight loss, and patients are urged to diet and exercise in addition to adjusting lifestyle choices as necessary. However the survey revealed that 82% of the health care professionals also currently recommend supplements to their patients to aid weight loss.