Study: Weight loss may not be necessary for some obese patients

08/15/2011 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Data on 6,224 obese participants found that those who were at stage 0 or 1 in the Edmonton Obesity Staging System were not at higher risk of weight-related mortality compared with their nonobese counterparts. However, those at stage 2 or 3 were at higher risk of obesity-related mortality than those in the normal-weight group. The findings in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism suggest that not all obese individuals need to lose weight, because health issues for some may be minimal, experts said.

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