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The graph above shows the change in weight after ten years in people who were considered thin (blue bars) or obese (red bars) at the start of the study and who experienced extreme weight loss of up to 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg).  It is divided into the method used to lose weight (the left column gives the labels) and the amount of weight lost or regained over ten years compared to people in the same group who did not attempt extreme weight loss.  Everyone in the lean group who tried extreme weight loss regained more weight than their peers, up to 7.7 kg (17 lb) heavier, according to the study.  But in the obese group, four of the groups managed to keep more weight ten years later, up to four pounds (1.2 kg) lighter

Don’t go on a weight loss diet if you’re not obese…, according to a Harvard study

Dramatic dieting when you’re not obese could actually harm your health years later, a major study has found. Already fairly lean people who lost 10 pounds (4.5 kg) had a higher risk of type 2 diabetes a decade later compared to their peers who were not extreme dieters. They were also more likely to pile …

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The commercial weight loss program can outperform the DIY approach

The commercial weight loss program can outperform the DIY approach

According to new data published recently in Open JAMA Network. In a randomized clinical trial that included nearly 400 adults from Canada, the United States and the United Kingdom, participants who were assigned to WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, lost twice as much weight as those who were trying to lose weight on their …

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