Interesting news about body weight loss

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:

  1. You will experience health benefits by  losing only 5% of your body weight.
  2.  Insulin sensitivity improves significantly.
  3. “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.”

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