How to Lose Weight Safely on HIV Treatment

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SOURCES:

John Koethe, MD, assistant professor, division of infectious disease, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.

Lauri Wright, PhD, RDN, LD, chair, University of North Florida Department of Nutrition and Dietetics; spokesperson, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Kristen Matthews RD, LDN, clinical dietitian, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Eatright.org: “Nutrition Tips to Keep the Immune System Strong for People with HIV-AIDS,” “Eating Right for a Healthy Weight.”

Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care: “Barriers and facilitators to engagement in lifestyle interventions among individuals with HIV.”

Cleveland Clinic: “13 of the Best Vegetarian and Vegan Protein Sources.”

USA.gov: “Food Assistance.”

Clemson Cooperative Extension Home & Garden Information Center: “Physical Activity Pyramid.”

Current Obesity Reports: “Stress and Obesity: Are There More Susceptible Individuals?”

BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine: “Sleep deprivation and obesity in adults: a brief narrative review.”

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