Your weight loss effort is not in vain even if you regain weight

A large weight loss might not be hazardous at all; in fact, it would have help those with type 2 diabetes to have a better control of their blood sugar control, hypertension and cholesterol, new study finds. So, those people that say that large weight loss might not be healthy for us are wrong since this new study proves that it can have a better effect on our body.

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We were told that all would be lost if the weight comes back. Well, this study claims that not all things are lost. We have the means to be healthier.

In the study, most of the participants have gained their weight back again after some time. But, their blood sugar is definitely better than the ones that lost no weight or those who initially lost a smaller amount.

“Since many people lose weight and regain some of it, it is important to know whether this pattern leads to better or worse outcomes than never losing weight,” coauthor Rena Wing , a professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, said.

The study was conducted for four years and has proven that those who lose large amount of weight has blood sugar control, blood pressure, cholesterol and triglyceride levels compared to the ones that loses smaller amount of weight.

The effects are seen in year one and year four. Blood sugar only becomes better in the first year after weight loss, but they have a hard time controlling it after that. In year four, only those who are able to lose a large amount of weight are able to reap the rewards. This doesn’t have anything to do with regardless if the weight was regained or not.

Wing noted that weight loses affect insulin sensitivity and fatty tissue. Both of which are crucial to fight the infections and the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Don’t think that you don’t need to keep the weight off after losing it since it is no doubt the best way to take care of the body. The problem is that with so many things to do in our life, most of us can’t keep up with the exercises and we slowly lose the battle of the bulges.

“There are a number of studies showing that weight loss can have a sustained impact even if weight loss is regained,” she noted.

Aside from being able to better have a control on diabetes; weight loss could lessen the risk of acquiring the disease for those, who doesn’t have it yet. The study is not yet finished; it is still early to say that the positive effects of weight loss will remain after five or more years, Professor Abdul G. Duloo of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, not part of the study, noted.

The data is acquired from 1400 overweight or obese adults with type 2 diabetes. Throughout the study most of them tried their best to lose body weight by means of diet and exercises.


Source: Diabetes Journal

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