It’s beginning to be that time of year when spring is beginning to show up. While we’re excited to see the trees starting to bud out in parts of the nation, that also means those pesky weight-loss ads encouraging everyone to be swimsuit-ready for summer are right around the corner.
But do you need to drop lots of weight to be healthy? Two recent studies add to the research base supporting the concept that dropping 5-10 percent of your body weight can go a long way in the health department. For a person who weighs 200 pounds, a five-percent weight loss is 10 pounds. A 10-percent loss would be 20 pounds.
One of these studies looked at obstructive sleep apnea, which is considered a chronic progressive disease that increases the risk of cardiovascular issues. A group of participants who were moderately obese and who had mild sleep apnea took part in this six-year study. At the start of the study, participants either received supervision on diet and exercise or only basic...
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Alternative Names Loss of weight; Losing weight without trying Home Care Practice moderation and maintain a balanced diet and exercise program. For weight loss caused by oral or dental problems, see the dentist. For weight loss caused by disease, follow your health care provider's prescribed therapy to treat the cause. Call your health care provider if Call your health care provider if: An adolescent son or daughter has an unrealistic self-image and seems to be dieting too much. You have lost more than 5% of your normal body weight over 6 - 12 months or less, and the weight loss cannot be explained. Other symptoms have occurred with the weight loss. What to expect at your health care provider's office The health care provider will perform a physical exam and measure your weight. You will be asked questions about your medical history and symptoms, including: When did the weight loss begin? Has the weight loss occurred suddenly or slowly? How much weight have you lost? Are you eating less? Are you eat...
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