Lifestyle modifications are essential for successful treatment of obesity and T2DM. When weight loss is achieved and sustained, complications associated with obesity are reduced and T2DM can be prevented in high-risk individuals. The lack of a cost-effective, long-term means of achieving this goal is at the root of the current epidemics of these two diseases. Development of either non-pharmacological or pharmacological means of preventing or reducing obesity that can be maintained long term would have a profound impact on healthcare costs and the use of healthcare resources.
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