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Odds of Losing weight Stacked Against Obese People

newsstudyobesityNew research published in the American Journal of Public Health finds that the chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is very low. In the study, conducted by researchers at King's College London in the UK, just 1 in 210 obese men and 1 in 124 obese women were able to achieve normal weights.

 

"Once an adult becomes obese, it is very unlikely that they will return to a healthy body weight. New approaches are urgently needed to deal with this issue. Obesity treatments should focus on preventing overweight and obese patients gaining further weight, while also helping those that do lose weight to keep it off. More importantly, priority needs to be placed on preventing weight gain in the first place." Dr. Alison Fildes, King's College

Restaurant food 'just as unhealthy as fast food'

A meal in a restaurant might seem to be healthier than one eaten in a fast-food outlet, but according to a new study eating out at either location leads to a much greater consumption of calories than eating a meal prepared at home. Study author, Ruopeng An, Kinesiology and community health professor at the University of Illinois

 

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