A recent study funded by the National Institute of Health found a correlation between stabilised body weight and a lower presence of cardiovascular disease risk factors(1).
Metabolic Syndrome is a clustering of at least three specific risk factors including high blood pressure, high glucose levels, high triglyceride levels, obesity and low levels of HDL (good) cholesterol.
“Weight stabilisation may be easier to achieve than significant weight loss for many people, and there are clear benefits to maintaining stable weight”, says Donald Lloyd-Jones, assistant professor of Preventative Medicine and of Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine(1).
This study showed significant increase in heart disease factors for both the male and female participant groups where body weight increased.
(1) American Heart Association. www.americanheart.org.