Dieting and exercise aren’t sufficient enough to overcome the adverse effects of obesity, says a new research. Generally people who are obese do heavy exercise and keep on dieting to reduce weight, however, the results obtained are temporary and does nothing good in long run, says the study.

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“Although lifestyle modifications may result in lasting weight loss in individuals who are overweight, in those with chronic obesity, body weight seems to become biologically ‘stamped in’ and defended,” Dr. Christopher Ochner, lead author and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, said in a press statement.

Researchers found that 80 to 95 percent of obese seem to gain weight again after losing some in early months. Scientists analysed restrictive diet charts of overweight and found that people diet eventually ended up consuming more calories. Researchers blamed today’s modern world for the same as fast food and snacks that contain fat are available round the clock. After following strict dietary schedule for few months people start eating junk food that neutralizes all the right work done in past several months, researchers say.

“Few individuals ever truly recover from obesity; rather they suffer from ‘obesity in remission,” Ochner says. “They are biologically very different from individuals of the same age, sex, and body weight who never had obesity.”

Obesity has become a mass problem today; millions of people die of obesity each year. Obese are now willing to undergo bariatric surgery besides exercise and medical prescriptions. Many scientists believe that bariatric surgery is by far the best available solution to obesity. According to research, people who underwent weight loss surgery were able to lose 25 percent of their body weight. The study author advised people to focus more on the biological factors underlying obesity. Moreover, they warned obese, not to rely solely on dieting and exercise.

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  1. Rebecca Candler

    Im sure this is true for 0.001% of the population! Less in + more out = weight loss always will! Im doing the ethosien diet atm and managed to lose 34 lbs in last 4 months, and i am genetically cursed beyond belief!


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