Saturday, March 19, 2016

Big Health Benefits to Small Weight Loss

Obese individuals who lose as little as 5 percent of their body weight can improve their metabolic function and reduce the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, a new study has found.

Many current treatment guidelines urge patients to lose between 5 percent and 10 percent of their body weight in order to experience health benefits, but the recommendations were based on earlier studies that didn’t distinguish between participants who lost only 5 percent of their weight and those who lost more.

The study, a clinical trial, randomized 40 obese individuals with signs of insulin resistance to either maintain their body weight or go on a low-calorie diet and lose 5 percent, 10 percent or 15 percent of their body weight.

Read more: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/25/big-health-benefits-to-small-weight-loss/

Related article: http://losingweighteveryday.blogspot.com/2016/03/march-18th-2016-im-not-hero.html

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