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Sustainable and effective weight reduction

Taking a practical, comprehensive lifestyle approach will help reduce the risks of complications

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SEEING THE BIGGER PICTURE One of the important factors to consider before deciding whether the individual will benefit from weight loss programmes is to determine whether there are pre-existing medical conditions. - PHOTO: REUTERS

IN most affluent societies, an increasing proportion of the population tends to be overweight or obese and hence it is not surprising that weight loss has become a common desire for many, both for aesthetic and medical reasons. Before jumping onto the weight loss bandwagon, understanding the