The idea that people can experience middle aged spread is a myth, an expert
According to Anna Mason, founder of Distance Dieters, the notion is a
"fallacy", as people typically put on weight because of their
Indeed, she noted that eating "just a little too much over time"
can lead to them piling on extra pounds.
However, Mr Mason flagged up a number of ways in
which people can keep the weight off and avoid having to undergo obesity treatment.
For instance, she suggested people engage in regular exercise to increase
their metabolism, as well as eat plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
"Avoiding all processed foods such as biscuits, cakes, bread, pasta,
sugary snacks and drinks and alcohol will help weight management," Ms
According to the Department of Health, obesity can make people more
susceptible to conditions such as heart disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes.
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Obesity surgery news : 31 March 2012