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Does dieting to lose weight work?

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While many people lose weight on diets, not so many keep the weight off.

Studies show that approximately 95% of people who go on weight loss diets will gain all or some of the weight back within the first 5 years.

From: Lose Weight the Healthy Way WebMD Medical Reference

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CDC: "BMI -- Body Mass Index: Child and Teen Calculator."

American Dietetic Association.

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on March 06, 2018

SOURCES: 

CDC: "BMI -- Body Mass Index: Child and Teen Calculator."

American Dietetic Association.

Reviewed by Lisa Bernstein on March 06, 2018

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