In Some Obese People, Diet and Exercise are Not Enough to Lose Weight

February 14, 2015 1:37 PM

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Researchers at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that trying to tackle obesity only by exercising and dieting is not a method that shows results in all people. Scientists also believe that obesity is not a disease, as previous studies described it, but a risk factor that may lead to future health problems.

So, study authors recommend that doctors treat obesity depending on their patients’ risk of future health problems from it. Researchers also suggest that physicians should move beyond just advising patients to go on a diet and exercise regularly. Instead, they should focus on the mechanisms of the b...

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