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Most people consider losing weight to be a good activity. Every year, dozens of people resolve to get in shape and lose excess weight. However, according to H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health researchers, only obese persons and those with a clinical need to shed weight should deliberately endeavour to drop weight. 

Lean people who seek to lose weight tend to gain weight 

According to the most recent research, lean people who seek to lose weight eventually acquire weight again and have a higher chance of developing type 2 diabetes. However, after studying over 200,000 individuals, experts found that among obese people, decreasing weight frequently had long-term health advantages. Losing at least 20 pounds can lead to a low risk of type I diabetes and fewer chances of gaining weight. 

According to studies, being overweight increases the risk of developing a number of diseases, including diabetes. The best way to avoid obesity and other disorders is to maintain a healthy weight. However, long-term weight loss and differences in diabetes risk haven’t been thoroughly investigated until recently.

Exercising is among the top methods of losing weight for obese individuals 

Some of the successful strategies to lose up to 9.9 pounds include exercise, low-calorie diet, diet pills, commercial weight loss programs, and fasting, commercial programs, and diet pills (FCP). Interestingly, exercise was identified as the most successful approach for among-term weight gain and loss among obese individuals. 

Equally, exercise was linked to the lowest weight increase rates during four years, with obese individuals gaining 4.2% less weight overall than they did at the beginning. On the other hand, overweight people gained 2.5% less weight, with lean people gaining 0.4% less. Surprisingly the pattern wasn’t sustained for the FCP approach since obese individuals lost 0.3%, with overweight people gaining 2% more and lean people gaining 3.7%. 

Researchers found that diabetes risk among obese individuals is lower irrespective of the individual’s weight loss approach. The pattern ranged from a 21% risk drop in the exercise group to a 13% decrease in people using diet pills.