Avoid treating obesity and eating disorders with pre-printed diets and in the absence of a multidimensional approach.

Type of practice

Other treatments



Topic Area

Clinical Nutrition

Due to their multifactorial etiology and their chronic carriage, obesity and eating disorders are complex pathologies. Therefore they must be treated simultaneously on several fronts: the cognitive-behavioral, psychological, nutritional, internal medicine and motor-rehabilitative. The continuous professional contact and the counselling (multidimensional approach) are then essential. The support of different specialists is desirable to approach comprehensively all biological, social, environmental and behavioral problems.


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