Risk Factors for Weight cycling
Risk factors discussion:
studies suggest that weight cycling may increase the risk for certain
health problems. These include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and
gallbladder disease. For adults who are not obese and do not have
weight-related health problems, experts recommend maintaining a stable
weight to avoid any potential health risks associated with weight cycling.
Obese adults, however, should continue to try to achieve modest weight
loss to improve overall health and reduce the risk of developing
obesity-related diseases. (Source: excerpt from Weight Cycling: NIDDK)
About risk factors:
Risk factors for Weight cycling are factors that do not seem
to be a direct cause of the disease,
but seem to be associated in some way.
Having a risk factor for Weight cycling
makes the chances
of getting a condition higher but does
not always lead to Weight cycling.
Also, the absence of any risk factors
or having a protective factor does not necessarily
guard you against getting Weight cycling.
For general information and a list of risk factors,
see the risk center.
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