The results of a new study confirm that “a loss the weight It reduces the risk of developing many chronic health conditions, even if people remain obese. ”
According to the British newspaper “Daily Mail”, “This study was conducted over a period of 8 years, and included more than half a million British adults who were overweight, and found that following a specific diet has a series of important health benefits.”
In the course of their research, the researchers discovered that “losing 13% of body weight reduces the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 42%, and it also reduces the chance of developing high blood pressure or sleep apnea by a quarter. Weight reduces the risk of developing hip and knee osteoarthritis and high cholesterol, by one fifth.
However, the tremendous benefits were noticed even when people remained obese, with a body mass index (BMI) above 30, after losing weight.
Professor Jason Halford, President-elect of the European Association for the Study of Obesity, who is running the online conference, said: “Obviously, weight management is one of the best ways to control diseases including diabetes. This study shows the importance of investing in prevention and support to help people. To lose weight now, instead of waiting for them to arrive at the hospital with serious complications ten years from now. ”