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Study: Weight loss associated with obesity diagnosis

A study of EHR data from 688,878 adults found that those who were formally diagnosed with obesity on the same date as having their initial weight recorded had a greater likelihood of losing at least 5% of their weight 9 to 15 months later, independent of other factors. The results from the study, which was published in Obesity, could indicate that medical professionals discussed the effects of excess weight with their patients following a formal diagnosis, the researchers said.

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