08 Jun '11, 7pm

Is Yo-yo Dieting Better than Always being Overweight?

Is Yo-yo Dieting Better than Always being Overweight?

A new study suggests that yo-yo dieters may be healthier and live longer than those who stay obese. Conventional thought Yo-yo dieting seems generally frowned upon by people, including those in the medical community. Gaining, losing and regaining weight is thought to be damaging to health over time. It is also thought that it could ruin your body’s ability to control weight. This is reflected in the conventional wisdom that everyone just seems to have. You always hear ‘lose weight slowly and steadily ‘ or ‘make a lifestyle change’. These are not easy things to do and can be discouraging to people who want to lose weight…so they may not even try. But the question remains…is it better to be overweight and stay over weight than to have your weight fluctuate? The study The recent study used thre groups of mice. One group switched between a high-fat and a low-fat diet every fou...

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