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And I'm not the only one: as reported by LiveScience, the Journal of the American Medical Association urges for the push to end "diets" as we know them. For weight loss, permanent lifestyle adjustments work far better than fad diets. We're all aware of the major health risks of obesity: according to the American Heart Association, obesity leads to high cholesterol, increased blood pressure, increased risk of heart disease and heart attack, and diabetes. They also define obesity as "having a body mass index (BMI) of 30" and provide a handy BMI calculator so you can check yourself on that.