Forced Weight Lose may increase risk for CVD

Monday, April 30, 2012

“…there is a great deal of evidence that weight LOSS increases the risk for cardiovascular disease among ‘overweight’ individuals, and some studies suggest that obesity actually protects against vascular disease.”

“The case against fat proceeds on the assumption that if a fat person becomes thin, that person will acquire the health characteristics of people who were thin in the first place. It also assumes that there is some reasonably safe and reliable method for producing this result.”

“There is no good evidence that significant long-term weight loss is beneficial to health, and a great deal of evidence that short-term weight loss followed by weight regain (the pattern followed by almost all dieters) is medically harmful. Indeed, frequent dieting is perhaps the single best predictor of future weight gain.”

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    It really depends, trying to force your body to stay at a weight it doesn't like along with a low body temperature is a for sure a way to increase your risk of just about everything. Another point being that sometimes weight doesn't necessarily dictate health, I know plenty of people with six packs who have frequent migraines and menstrual issues just to name a few.
    2541 days ago
    I have heard this as well, especially the negative effects of yo-yo dieting. I believe that RAPID weight loss is the primary problem, though - taking it off slowly doesn't seem to ahve the CVD effects.
    2543 days ago
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