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Patients losing 5-10% maintained weight loss of 3.7% after one year
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Patients who lost 5-10 percent of their body weight maintained an average weight loss of 3.7 percent after at least one year of unsupervised follow-up according to a review paper by researchers at the National Institute for Public Health and Environment in The Netherlands. Weight Maintenance After Losing More Than 10%
Weight Maintenance of 7% After Losing More Than 10%
This compares to 7 percent in people who lost more than 10 percent.
Conclusion: Better to shoot for 10% or more weight loss
“From this perspective, 10% or more weight loss can indeed be encouraged and favoured above lower weight loss goals,” the authors of the paper concluded.
Barte J, Ter Bogt NC, Bogers R, Teixeira P, Blissmer B, Mori T, Bemelmans W. Maintenance of weight loss after lifestyle interventions for overweight and obesity, a systematic review. Obes Rev. 2010 Dec, 11(12):899-906.
AUTHOR’S CONTACT INFORMATION
Centre for Prevention and Health Services Research
National Institute for Public Health and Environment
Bilthoven, The Netherlands
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