A new Scottish study has found that playing football can help obese men shed off the kilos and keep them off.
Then only half of the total men were invited to participate in a 12-week programme of training sessions at their local football club.
After a year of participation, researchers found that the 374 men had lost about 11lb each and maintained their reduced weight.
The researchers concluded that male-friendly weight loss plans work.
The study is published in the journal The Lancet.