It seems like if losing a small percentage of body weight, as low as 5% only, will significantly improve your metabolic function and will also reduce your risk of developing heart disease and Type 2 diabetes according to a new study reported in AskWell online. The article about this study is written by Roni Cary Rabin. Worth reading.
Here are some excerpts of it in a nutshell:
- You will experience health benefits by losing only 5% of your body weight.
- Insulin sensitivity improves significantly.
- “Losing 5 percent is much easier than losing 10 percent, so it was important to understand what the differences might be,” said Dr. Samuel Klein, a professor at Washington University School of Medicine and senior author of the study, published in the journal Cell Metabolism. “You get a big bang for your buck with 5 percent.”