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Over and again losing and putting on weight, termed weight cycling or yo-yo dieting, may enhance the danger of death from coronary illness among postmenopausal females, who were of healthy weight toward the beginning of the study, as reported in a research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016.
Says Somwail Rasla, M.D., study lead author and internal medicine resident at Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, Alpert Medical School, Brown University, in Providence, Rhode Island: “Weight cycling is a developing worldwide health concern related to striving for weight reduction; however there have been conflicting results about the health hazards for the individuals who undergo weight cycling behavior.”
Scientists graded self-reported weight history from 158,063 post-menopausal females into four groups: stable weight, consistent gain, maintained weight reduction, and weight cycling. Over a follow-up of 11.4 years, they discovered:
- Females classed as “normal weight” toward the beginning of the study who lost and regained weight had around three and a half times higher risk for unexpected cardiac death than women whose weight stayed stable.
- Weight cycling in the normal-weight females was furthermore equated with a 66% enhanced risk for coronary illness deaths.
- No increment in either type of death happened among overweight females reporting weight cycling.
- Additionally, no increment in death happened among females who reported that they put on weight however did not lose it or, in the inverse situation, that they shed pounds without gaining it back.
Evidence shows that being overweight in midlife enhances the danger of death from two types of coronary illness. In the primary type, coronary heart disease, the blood vessels to the heart get to be blocked by fat and different materials, diminishing blood flow to the heart. In the second type, unexpected cardiac death, the heart’s electrical system unexpectedly stops functioning, leading to death. It is unsure whether losing and recouping weight in adulthood further enhances the risk of death from these heart diseases. Thus, the investigators studied this relationship among postmenopausal females.
The Limitation of the Study
The study has some limitations. To begin with, the study was observational, in this way it could just show affiliation and not a cause and effect relationship. Furthermore, the study depended on self-reports, which could be incorrect. Since sudden cardiovascular death happened relatively infrequently, the cases that occurred could have resulted from chance. Lastly, the study included only aged females.
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In the U.S. and around the world, coronary disease is the leading cause of death. Overweight is a leading risk factor, alongside hypertension and cholesterol, diabetes, physical inactivity, bad eating routine, smoking, and alcoholism. One method to lower death risk due to coronary heart disease is by embracing the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple Seven program, which prescribes:
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- Manage blood pressure
- Control cholesterol
- Decrease blood sugar
- Get active
- Eat healthy food
- Maintain normal weight; and
- Quit smoking
Yo-yo dieting dangerous even if you’re not overweight. 2016, November 16. Retrieved from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161115150829.htm