TRI's Dr. Steven R. Smith comments on the benefits of modest weight loss


Those who are overweight and obese are increasingly finding the benefit of losing weight in small increments rather than taking drastic steps to lose large quantities of weight. Steven R. Smith, M.D., TRI's scientific director, shared his insights into this growing trend, commenting on the need for people to focus on losing weight for health reasons instead of vanity reasons, and referencing the statistic that those in danger of developing diabetes who lose five to 10 pounds experience a 54% reduction in their chances of becoming diabetic. Read more here.