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Everybody knows that to lose weight you should eat less and move more. But, of course, it’s not that simple; the combination of today’s environment and human biology can make it really, really hard to shed pounds. To reduce diseases caused by being overweight or obese, society needs to change, but those changes will be slow to come. We need effective weight-loss strategies now.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by Jamie Hartman-Boyce, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences. 

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