Diet and exercise alone are no cure for obesity, doctors say – LA Times

“Few individuals ever truly recover from obesity,” the authors wrote. Those that do, they add, “still have ‘obesity in remission,’ and are biologically very different from individuals of the same age, sex and body weight who never had obesity.” They are constantly at war with their bodies’ efforts to return to their highest sustained weight.

The depressing fact, said Ochner in an interview, is that “the average adult with sustained obesity has less than a 1% chance of reattaining and maintaining a healthy body weight without surgery.”

via Diet and exercise alone are no cure for obesity, doctors say – LA Times.

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