A new report by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, suggests that when it comes to weight loss, people are more motivated by improving their health than their appearance, with two out of three people motivated to start a diet because of ‘health concerns’. The survey of more than 3000 CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet online members also found around half of people who lost weight through the scientifically-developed diet reported improvements in chronic health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high cholesterol. The improvement in chronic health conditions often corresponded with a reduction in prescription medicines. Survey respondents who reported taking regular medication for one or more chronic conditions saved an average of approximately $270 per year in reduced medication costs. Respondents with three or more conditions reported yearly savings of $460 per condition since starting TWD. CSIRO Research Scientist and report co-author Dr Gilly Hendrie described the findings […]