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How Yo-yo Dieting Impacts Women’s Heart Health

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How Yo-yo Dieting Impacts Women’s Heart Health

Losing weight is not easy, and unfortunately, keeping it off is even harder.

In fact, up to 80 percent of people who manage to lose more than 10 percent of their body weight end up regaining the weight within a year. Often, the act of losing weight for a short period of time and then gaining it back is referred to as “yo-yo dieting,” something that can raise the risk of mortality by increasing the risk for heart disease. To help maintain heart health over the long term, it is important to try to regulate weight loss and weight gain whenever it is possible. For more on these findings, pop over to Medical News Today.