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Health & wellness

60 percent of obese people say they lost significant weight in last year

Not only is weight loss possible, people are doing it all the time, a new study suggests.

In a survey of 4,000 obese Americans, 40 percent said they had lost 5 percent or more of their weight in the last year -- enough to see a significant health benefit -- and another 20 percent said they had lost 10 percent or more, according to the study published online Tuesday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.

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