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Nearly Half Drop Out of Weight-Loss Programs
Nearly halfِ of participants inِ weight-loss programs drop outِ beforeِ completing them, according toِ a newِ study.
The researchers foundِ that 43 percent ofِ participants inِ one weight-loss program — including someِ who underwent bariatric surgery — dropped outِ ofِ the program beforeِ dropping theِ desired pounds.
These drop-out rates areِ in line withِ thoseِ seenِ inِ other studies, andِ they areِ a barrier toِ reducing obesity rates, theِ researchers said.