By trafficon
3 years ago

Weight loss

Obesity is associated with impaired physical functioning12

The higher the BMI, the greater the risk of impaired physical functioning, which may include limitations in mobility activities such as walking and dressing12,16

People with obesity in the US have higher health care costs13

With increased medical spending, the economic impact of obesity can become a burden on both public and private payers.

Study participants' weight and diet statuses were assessed at baseline; then their weight was measured at follow-ups for up to 7 years after the diet ended. These data are from a review of 14 diet studies with long-term follow-ups.1

Adapted from Mann T,Tomiyama AJ, Westling E, Lew AM, Samuels B, Chatman J. Medicare's search for effective obesity treatments: diets are not the answer. Am Psychol.