Dieting is bad for you since it could lead to mental disorder

For many of us who want to lose weight, dieting seems to be a cool option since it would help the body to lose weight. However, new study found out that is not the case as it would only lead to numerous problem in the long run, including mental disorder. Regular eating is more effective in weight management. According to the finish study, dieting could lead to a bigger waistline.

A mental disorder, also called a mental illness or psychiatric disorder, is a behavioral or mental pattern that causes significant distress or impairment of personal functioning, according to Wikipedia.

Researchers at the University of Helsinki followed for 10 years nearly 5,000 men and women, aged 24 at the start of the study, to determine changes in their weight as well as the factors affecting their health. One key finding of the research was that getting effective weight management involved regular eating habits. “Even though dieting may seem a logical solution to weight management problems, it can actually increase weight gain and eating problems in the long run,” said Ulla Karkkainen, nutritional therapist and co-author of the study.

The study stressed the long term benefits of regular eating habits in the body. It highlighted the importance of regular eating pattern. It turns out that the body would get used to the regular eating pattern that it would encourage normal function of the body.

According to the researchers, this kind of study is called “Chrono nutrition”. An investigation over the effects of nutrition on metabolism by observing regularity and frequency of meals.

This kind of study was also conducted by the University of Cambridge in which the participants were mostly females. Results showed lower insulin levels after two weeks of observing regular meals.

The Finish researchers says that it has several risk factors that can lead to weight gain in both sexes.

They find out that women, who gave more than one birth, discontentment in life, and regular drinking of sweetened drinks were most likely suffer weight problem. IN men, the risk factor is smoking.

Source: Vanguard, Wikipedia


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