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US obese adults eating diet foods were only half as likely to lose 10% of their body weight
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Obese US adults who ate diet foods and diet products were only half as likely -- 52% less likely -- to lose 10% or more of their body weight during the previous year than obese adults who lost 10% or more during the previous year according to data from obese adults who were participants in the 2001–2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES).
(Note: This is the same information as the previous article, but just stated in a different way.)
Subjects: 4021 obese adults, 2523 (63%) reported trying to lose weight
Of 4021 obese adults, 2523 (63%) reported trying to lose weight in the previous year. Among those attempting weight loss, 1026 (40%) lost 5% or more, and 510 (20%) lost 10% or more body weight.
Nicklas JM, Huskey KW, Davis RB, Wee SC. Successful weight loss among obese u.s. Adults. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012 Apr 10, published early on-line.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Jacinda M. Nicklas, MD
Division of General Medicine and Primary Care
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston MA 02115
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