Disease Proof

Behavior is Important Too

Being sick and eating poorly is a bad, but treating the malady and then changing your diet is even worse. At least that seems to be the message of new research claiming that it is more effective to treat illness and change behavior at the same time, not separately. Robert Preidt of HealthDay News explains:
Patients often come to doctors with many behavioral or dietary problems that exacerbate their health woes. Now, a new study finds it may be more effective for physicians to tackle these factors all at once instead of one at a time…


… "Long-term multiple behavior change is difficult in primary care. This study provides strong evidence that addressing multiple behaviors sequentially is not superior to, and may be inferior to, a simultaneous approach," the researchers wrote.
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