Diets involving replacement shakes, smoothies and soups are often dismissed as fad or crash diets, with no long-term potential for maintaining weight loss. But a new study shows they could be more effective than the route the NHS currently goes down with obese patients.
Being obese, or having a Body Mass Index (BMI) of over 30, means a person is more susceptible to cardiovascular disease. Having excess fat is one of the biggest causes of morbidity and mortality, according to the World Health Organisation. Losing weight greatly reduces a person’s chances of developing obesity-related diseases.
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