Revista Brasileira de Terapia Comportamental e Cognitiva
versão ISSN 1517-5545
DUCHESNE, Mônica. The Latin-american obesity consensus. Rev. bras. ter. comport. cogn. [online]. 2001, vol.3, n.2, pp. 19-24. ISSN 1517-5545.
Obesity is an element of risk to several pathologies and its prevalence is increasing in many countries. It was considered a serious health problem by the World Health Organization and several kinds of treatment have been proposed to reduce body weight. There is a strong need to systematize the strategies applied in obesity treatment and its results. To this purpose, a Latin-American Obesity Consensus has been elaborated, as a document which describes the efficient and ethical strategies to be applied in such treatments. The aim of this article is describing the applied methodology in the elaboration of this Latin-American Obesity Consensus, its contents and the governamental policies that are being developed to reduce the prevalence of obesity.
Palavras-chave : Obesity; Cognitive therapy; Behavior therapy.