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NIHR Highlight Managing obesity in men

Published on 11 May 2016

In the UK, it’s estimated that around one in every four adults is obese, with research suggesting that ratio is likely to increase over time. Obesity is associated with a number of serious and potentially life-threatening conditions including stroke, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease and some types of cancer. Although men are more likely to be overweight or obese than women, they are less likely to join weight-loss programmes, and have a lower chance of attaining a healthy body weight than obese women. This Highlight summarises recent NIHR evidence on the management of obesity in men - exploring what motivates men to lose weight and what elements of weight-loss programmes seem to work for men in particular. It also features blogs and soundbites from people with practical experience of tackling obesity.

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