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Obesity is a condition in which one has very high percentage of the bodyfat content According to Kazaks and Stern obesity is a conditionnormally viewed as being a product of extreme overweight 4 It isnormally weighing above the normal and ideal weight for a healthyindividual Obesity is a great threat to ones health since beingoverweight is a strong predisposing factor to a number of diseases suchas diabetes heart diseases and stroke Several people around the worldhave tried different methods of weight loss some of which give little orno significant change at all Because of this two experiments werecarried out one by Durham NC- and another by JAMA Internal medicinewhere two different programs both of which emphasized on themaintain do not gain approach were instituted with the aim ofhelping obese black women to lose weight with the use of differentinterventions The article by JAMA internal medicine illustrates two clinicalexperiments at random with 194 overweight and class 1 obesepremenopausal black women ages 22 to 44 years the experiment was donefor a period of 12 months and an intervention group involving trainedbehavioral change self evaluation on a weekly basis through interactivevoice response monthly counseling calls trained skills trainingmaterials and a gym membership In the end the intervention groupindicated a large change while their counterparts kept gainingStrengthsThis method can be used to experiment a large population since it doesnot need individualized attention and this ensures a good representationof the population under studyThe method used in this article reduces the probability of selectionbias since the selection is done at random and this ensures that allcategories of people have the probability of being represented sinceselection is done through a probabilistic methodLimitationsThe assumptions made concerning the whole population may not reflect theactual situation on the ground because of overgeneralization and becausethe individuals were to do self-evaluationIt does not put into consideration that different individuals responddifferently to similar treatmentsIn the Durham NC half the population was put under an interventionbased on primary care
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