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No alchemy for obesity

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A desire to lose weight, exercise more and eat more healthily feature in many people’s New Year resolutions, and are ranked higher than stopping smoking or drinking less alcohol.1 Nevertheless, the increase in the number of people who are overweight or obese continues to have a significant impact on the individual, the health service and society. Almost half a century ago, DTB discussed the importance of diet, exercise and psychological support, and noted that “successful management of obesity requires …

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