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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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    Thursday, April 12, 2012 12:10 pm Email this article
    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

    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.

    REFERENCE

    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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