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Diet plus exercise causes 20% greater weight loss than diet alone
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Diet plus exercise caused about a 20 percent greater weight loss in adults -- an average of 6.8 pounds more -- than diet alone according to a review of previous studies. 28.6 lbs vs 21.8 lbs
Average weight loss in studies using diet plus exercise was 28.6 pounds versus 21.8 pounds for studies using diet alone.
After one year: 14.7 lbs vs 9.9 lbs
After one year, subjects in both types of studies had gained back about half their weight, with an average sustained weight loss of 14.7 pounds versus 9.9 pounds.
They reviewed a total of 33 studies using diet or diet and exercise.
Curioni CC, Lourenco P. Long-term weight loss after diet and exercise: a systematic review. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 2005 May 31.
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