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High-intensity weight loss may reduce disease risk

  The latest research report in the journal “Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes” in the United States stated that for overweight or obese people, a high-intensity weight loss behavior plan is still necessary, because it will reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes, and maintain at least 5 year time.
  Weight loss behavior programs help people lose weight by encouraging good lifestyle and behaviors, such as eating healthy foods and increasing physical activity. In the new study, the researchers synthesized 124 studies involving more than 50,000 participants (mean age 51 years, skewed towards obesity). Using combined outcomes to assess changes in risk factors for cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes after weight loss, they showed that the high-intensity weight loss program group had significantly higher rates of cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes compared with the low-intensity weight loss program and no weight loss program group. Lower risk factors that persisted for at least 5 years after the weight loss program ended.
  At the same time, scientists have found that even if the weight rebounds, the risk of cardiovascular disease or type 2 diabetes in this group remains low.