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*

*Based on various sources. Effect varies per individual.