HEALTH BENEFITS OF WEIGHT LOSS

 

Numerous health articles have been written about the various benefits of weight loss. Below are few examples of how a 10 kg weight loss can have a significant positive impact on one’s condition:

 

Diabetes – 50% fall in fasting glucose

Blood Pressure – 10mmHg fall in Systolic BP and 20mmHg fall in Diastolic BP

Blood Lipids – 10% fall in total cholesterol; 15% fall in LDL; 30% fall in triglycerides; 8% increase in HDL

Blood Clotting Indices – reduced red cell aggregability; improved fibrinolytic capacity

Physical Complications – reduced back and joint pain; improved lung function; reduced breathlessness; reduced frequency of sleep apnea

Mortality – >20% fall in total mortality; >30% fall in diabetes-related deaths; fall in obesity-related cancer deaths