January 11, 2007
Contact: Jerry Carey
Phone: (856) 566-6171
UMDNJ Physician Offers Help for New Year’s Dieters
STRATFORD — Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution made - and abandoned - each year. That’s not because people don’t need to lose weight. government statistics show that most Americans are overweight. It’s because 70 percent of dieters try to lose weight on their own, without the benefits of a balanced, personalized weight loss program that includes appropriate, realistic and safe long-term weight loss goals .
To help overweight individuals achieve their goals, Dr. Adarsh Gupta, of the Department of Family Medicine at the UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine, will offer a free public lecture, “Start the New Year Right: Move More and Eat Better for a Healthier You,” on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m., in the medical school’s Academic Center, on Laurel Road, in Stratford. During the lecture, Dr. Gupta will discuss the importance of designing a healthy weight loss program that combines the individual’s motivation and food preferences with smart food choices and an exercise plan that fits the individual’s work and home schedule.
To register to attend this lecture, call the UMDNJ?School of Osteopathic Medicine at (856) 566?6207 or e-mail to email@example.com.
UMDNJ is the nation's largest free-standing public health sciences university with more than 5,500 students attending the state's three medical schools, its only dental school, a graduate school of biomedical sciences, a school of health related professions, a school of nursing and its only school of public health, on five campuses. Last year, there were more than two million patient visits to UMDNJ facilities and faculty at campuses in Newark, New Brunswick/Piscataway, Scotch Plains, Camden and Stratford. UMDNJ operates University Hospital, a Level I Trauma Center in Newark, and University Behavioral HealthCare, a mental health and addiction services network.