As the obesity epidemic persists, middle-aged persons are gaining 10 pounds per decade. For U.S. adults, 69.2% now have Body Mass Indexes (BMI’s) over 25 and 35.9% are obese. A wealth of data demonstrates adverse health effects of being overweight. Further, costs for obesity and associated chronic disease amount to 10% of health care spending, which for obese people is $1429/year more than for those with normal weights. Such high burdens and costs mean that patients continue to need effective treatment. In response, funding for obesity research has increased to nearly $1 billion annually, but only limited and temporary weight loss is reported in many trials. Much research has focused on testing diets differing in macronutrients that show little differences in weight loss. Individual acceptance of overweight as the norm, and resistance of physicians to intervene despite some modest research success with weight loss also slows our efforts to deal with obesity. For more information regarding the article, kindly go through the above link.