By Josef Woodman, Founder and CEO, Patients Beyond Borders
Numerous studies have confirmed that being obese/overweight means a higher likelihood of cardiovascular (and other) diseases. But now a new study on 12,000 subjects revealed that even people who gain weight within acceptable BMI limits up their risk for cardiovascular disease and other adverse metabolic changes. The research is notable for studying such a large population, which was able to isolate the impact of BMI increases independent of factors like exercise, smoking and eating fatty foods.
The good news: even small weight loss can positively transform one’s metabolic profile. The bad news: even modest weight gain (in the non-overweight) still carries real risks.