Mortality risk for intentional weight loss among obese adult

  • Díaz Sirsi
Keywords: Weight loss, obese, mortality risk, physical activity


In the present review and meta-analysis, intentional weight loss modestly reduced the risk of all-cause mortality only among the subgroup of unhealthy adults, especially among those who were also obese. Self-reporting of body weight may be cheap and easily carried out; however, it is affected by a number of biases. Actual measurement of body weight using appropriate devices is recommended for complete accuracy and reliability of the data.