New Delhi, Mar 08 (ANI): Turns out, there is little to no difference among the long-term effectiveness of diet plans. Whether you pick low-carb, low fat or another diet plan, scientific research, conducted by the Endocrine Society, indicated that each can help some people achieve modest long-term weight loss with potential improvement in health risks. Still, maintaining long-term weight loss remains challenging, and individuals with obesity should expect to regain weight when they stop treatment. "The stigma around this disease makes it difficult to address obesity as a public health problem," said George A. Bray, who chaired the task force that developed the Scientific Statement. "There often is a mismatch between the patient's cosmetic goals and what can realistically be achieved with diet and exercise. While a modest 5 percent to 10 percent weight loss can yield significant health benefits, that may not provide the cosmetic changes patients seek", continued Bray. Obesity remains a worldwide public health issue. More than 1.9 billion adults worldwide meet the criteria for obesity or overweight, according to the World Health Organization.