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Surgery in the Treatment of Obesity (cont.)

Nonsurgical Treatment of Obesity

The first step toward weight loss is to eat less and to exercise more. The goal is not to lose all the excess weight. Losing even 10% of your weight can significantly lower you risk of developing obesity-related medical problems. However, over the long term, these strategies alone are not always successful for weight loss.

An estimated less than 5% of individuals who participate in weight loss programs lose significant amounts of weight and maintain that loss for a long period.

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