Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science
Increasing rates of overweight and obesity in the United States, have resulted in increasing calls for weight loss. However, an underrecognized risk is weight cycling. Weight cycling or repeated weight gain after attempts at weight loss has been associated with an increased risk of obesity, cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and all-cause mortality. Providers should be aware of the risks associated with weight cycling when recommending weight loss. Lifestyle modification can decrease risks associated with obesity similar to weight loss and are more readily measured.
Maupin EJ. The Ups and Downs of Weight Loss: Does Weight Cycling Increase Mortality in Adults?. Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science. 2023; 5(1).
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