Help With Obesity
The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, suggests that messages about cutting back on alcohol could help tackle obesity in young adults.
For middle-aged people who are unhappy and anxious, exercise and counseling could help.
Young healthy females and older, affluent people may not need help beyond basic weight loss.
Those in poor health may need to set modest goals since an exercise program might not be a realistic option.
More than one-third of U.S. adults, or 78.6 million people, are considered to be obese, according to the CDC.
For most adults, a BMI of 30 to 39.9 is considered obese. Anyone with a BMI of 40 or more is considered severely obese.