Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Treatment of Adult Obesity



1 National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

2 National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Faculty of Nutrition Sciences and Food Technology, Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

3 Department of Physiology, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Tehran, Iran

4 Biochemistry,Payam Noor University Tehran,Iran

5 National Nutrition and Food Technology Research Institute, Faculty of Nutrition and Food Technology, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran


Introduction: Given the increase in the number of obese patients worldwide, economic costs and financial losses caused by obesity, it seems essential to change eating behavior and thought patterns. Non-invasive treatment of obesity, such as
physical activity, diet and medication, as well as invasive surgery, have not been successful in treatment of obesity, and reduced weight in most cases returns and weight maintenance has not been stable.
Methods: In order to fulfill the purpose of the study google scholar , Science Direct , PubMed , EMBASE, Cochrane Library databases were searched for the key words weight loss, weight maintenance , obesity, in addition to cognitive behavioral
therapy/CBT , lifestyle, behavioral therapy and other related terms and text words to find articles in English between 1970 to 2015.
Results: New treatments for obesity should be multi-dimensional interventions. Cognitive behavioral therapy along with diet and exercise should be used to improve the effectiveness of traditional methods. Cognitive-behavioral therapy of obesity is
based on the cause and nature of obesity. This intervention is effective for treating obesity with a focus on sustainable change in lifestyle.
Conclusions: In this review success in an intervention program for the treatment of adult obesity consists of CBT is explained and aimed to evaluate the effect of CBT on obesity treatment since 1970 to 2015.


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