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Obesity: Exercising, not dieting, may be key to avoiding health risks

October 6, 2021

From the Medical News Today website

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 42.4% of adults in the United States were obese in 2017–2018, a marked increase from 30.5% in 1999–2000.

An increase in adults attempting to lose weight has mirrored this surge in obesity rates. However, the restriction in calorie intake that is necessary for weight loss can be difficult to sustain over a prolonged period.

Moreover, many individuals are unable to achieve their target weight, while those who manage to often struggle to maintain it.

Both of these situations can lead to frustration and reduced adherence to the weight loss program, eventually resulting in a cycle of gaining and losing weight. This fluctuation in weight is known as weight cycling, and it is associated with adverse health outcomes.

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