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BMJ reviews the most effective way to maintain weight loss in adults

Source: BMJ
Area: News
The BMJ has featured a systematic review investigating interventions for maintaining weight loss including lifestyle and behavioural interventions, web based interventions, anti-obesity medication and bariatric surgery.
 
The review concludes that evidence from trials is often contradictory; however, current evidence indicates that these interventions are likely to be helpful:
 
. Ongoing regular support/follow-up;
 
. Behavioural techniques such as goal setting, relapse prevention, self monitoring of weight, as well as diet and physical activity;
 
. Increase in physical activity levels, alongside a moderately calorie reduced diet;
 
. A lower fat, higher protein diet;
 
. A low energy …