Ladies, Stop Yo-Yo Dieting: Why Dieting On & Off May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease by Mei Marcie

Ladies, Stop Yo-Yo Dieting: Why Dieting On & Off May Increase Your Risk of Heart Disease

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.

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Donna John
Scary! I know so many women who do yo-yo diet. Thanks for letting us know about this study, Mei Marcie!
Mei Marcie
Thanks for sharing this so quickly! Donna John
Donna John
Important info for women to know! Thank you for sharing it with the tribe, Mei Marcie .
Elisa Schmitz
OMG, big news for all women. Thanks for the share, Mei Marcie and Donna John!
Dr. Shayna Mancuso
This is so important. I love it Mei Marcie !!

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