The health benefits of permanent weight loss
As known to all, who is “overweight, a condition characterized by excessive accumulation of body fat is a major problem of this century to human health: a few kilograms are weighed, not only makes us look less attractive or she makes us physically and mentally feel little fit but also gives them a risk factor for many diseases.
In most cases, it is caused by a kind of right to life (unbalanced diet, high calorie diet, lack of exercise) and is largely predictable. In many cases, in fact it is.
It is estimated that obesity accounts for 44% of cases of type 2 diabetes, 23% of cases of ischemic heart disease, up to 41% in the case of certain cancers 1).
That said, keep in mind that the size, which is used around the world to define the conditions of overweight and obesity is the “body mass index – BMI – ( known as body mass index ). I also remember that are classified as overweight with a BMI equal to or greater than 30, while those with a BMI between 25 and 29.99 (or better, of course) defines overweight.
Adults: Moves to the WHO, the World Health Organization, 35% of the world population is overweight, then collected in Italy, according to data in 2010 by the monitoring system, 32% of adults are overweight and even obesity is 11%.
Children: An Analysis of the Ministry of Health in 2010 shows that 22.9% of Italian children are open between 8 and 9 years old are overweight and 11.1% are even under conditions of obesity 2).
For people who need to lose weight to lose and thus contribute to improving the overall quality of your life, which can be applied, depending on the circumstances, different strategies: behavioral, pharmacological treatments, but we need surgeries. HOWEVER note that most of the improvements are disappearing because of the weight loss, once back to the original weight.
Possible effects of permanent weight loss
In the journal Annual Review of Nutrition recently it seemed an article that gives an interesting overview of the advantages that a long (time) weight loss on health.The article refers to a study by a group of researchers have Department Of Dentistry and medicine of the University of Alberta (Canada) is led by Dr. Clausen Rueda, who was born with the intention of creating what are the benefits and what are the disadvantages to health are connected permanent weight loss,
What is the permanent weight loss
Before the results of the analysis presented, it should be clarified what is known regarding the stable weight loss. Although there is no standard definition is adopted by all, the lasting weight loss study, in which the situation of the subject is defined,
- loses at least 10% of their initial weight;
- This condition is maintained for at least one year.
The decision, the percentage of 10% weight loss to be considered as a reference to previous studies showed that the presence of health benefits resulting from a 10% discount or more of body weight 3) 4).
Since it is difficult to recognize the benefits of weight loss
Loss of body weight can be achieved in several ways:
- The adoption of an appropriate diet (by changing the diet);
- increase physical activity;
- only reduce their calorie intake.
The three methods usually lead to weight reduction. In addition, regardless of whether weight loss to determine, however, these behaviors are good for health.