July 19, 2015: A recent research has showed that obese people may have a severe battle at hand with weight management, as their chances of reaching back their normal body weight are very slim.
This new research has a cast many doubt over the effectiveness of many diets and exercises based programs that aim at reducing weight.
It has been found that only one man in 210 and one woman in total 124 women have the chance of getting back to their normal body weight.
The numbers only increased for those with a severe form of obesity, with the only man out of 1,290 and one woman in 677 are likely to achieve the results expected.
The first author of the study, Alison Fildes from the University College London said that is very unlikely that an obese adult will be back at normal body weight.
It certainly gives an impressing that weight management programs may not be as effective as assumed with regards to tracking weight issues at the population level.
The research was done by tracking 129,194 men and 149,788 women, between the years 2004 and 2014 using electronic health records.
The study was revealed by the American Journal of Public Health and excluded those people who underwent surgeries.
What’s even more surprising is the fact that people who lost 5% of the weight were quick to regain it back. Almost 53% people regained the lost weight in two years while 78% gained back in five years.
On the whole, only 1,283 men and 2,245 women reached back their healthy weight.