Metabolically healthy obesity: the low-hanging fruit in obesity treatment?

  title={Metabolically healthy obesity: the low-hanging fruit in obesity treatment?},
  author={Norbert Stefan and Hans-Ulrich H{\"a}ring and Matthias B Schulze},
  journal={The lancet. Diabetes & endocrinology},
  volume={6 3},
Obesity increases the risk of several other chronic diseases and, because of its epidemic proportions, has become a major public health problem worldwide. Alarmingly, a lower proportion of adults have tried to lose weight during the past decade than during the mid-1980s to 1990s. The first-line treatment option for obesity is lifestyle intervention. Although this approach can decrease fat mass in the short term, these beneficial effects typically do not persist. If a large amount of weight loss… CONTINUE READING
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