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In the United States, approximately 4 out of 5 patients with major burns or other traumatic injuries, plus nearly half of those undergoing rehabilitation, developed IWL of more than 10% of usual body weight
during a 6-month period (DeSanti, 2000).
So if you don't work on maintaining your usual body weight
and losing extra pounds after you've gained them, by the time January 2013 comes along you will have gained over a stone in weight (during the Christmas and New Year periods alone).
It is not unusual for individuals to lose 20%-30% of their usual body weight
. A drop in weight of more than 30% can be fatal.