Scientists Call For Stop To ‘one-size-fits-all’ Weight Loss Plans
Doctors need to move beyond a “one-size-fits-all” approach to tackling obesity, say scientists in Sheffield.
The analysis of 4,144 obese people in Yorkshire showed they fitted into six distinct categories, each of which may need a different weight loss strategy.
One example is heavy-drinking young men, according to the report published in the Journal of Public Health.
Prof Susan Jebb, from the University of Oxford, said the study did not show if the traits explained people’s weight.
Around 67% of men and 57% of women are either overweight or obese according to their Body Mass Index