Only 1 in 10 patients achieve 5% weight loss in a year: study

Findings on those with overweight or obesity shows how low the odds are of clinically meaningful weight loss.
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Just one in 10 adults with overweight or obesity are likely to achieve clinically meaningful weight loss in a year, a US study shows.

But the statistics improve over a longer period, when a third of those with overweight lose 5% of their body weight during follow-up of three to 14 years, the authors report.