Weight Loss

Nutritional Pearls: Why Exercise Alone May Not Help You Lose Weight

  •  AUTHOR:

    Timothy S. Harlan, MD


    At a recent checkup, your patient asks you about exercising. He says that despite starting a new exercise routine, he has barely lost any weight, and wonders if it is because "muscle weighs more than fat."

    How would you advise your patient?

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