Ladies, Stop Yo-Yo Dieting! It May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease! by Mei Marcie
A study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2016 suggests that yo-yo dieting may increase the risk of death from heart disease among older women of normal weight. Dr. Somwail Rasla, of the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, divided 158,063 postmenopausal women into four categories: stable weight, steady gain, maintained weight loss, and weight cycling. After a follow-up of 11.4 years, it was found that women who had normal weight at start, lost weight and regained weight had a higher risk of sudden cardiac death, compared with women who kept a stable weight.
While it was too early to issue health recommendations based on this observational study, we should always take care of our blood pressure, cholesterol, weight, diet, activity level and reduce sugar. Read more about this study here.