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Obesity - Health Benefits of Weight Loss

Research shows the following health benefits for weight loss:

  • Weight loss may improve survival in those who have an obesity-related disease, especially type 2 diabetes.3
  • Blood pressure decreases with weight loss.4
  • People with type 2 diabetes who lost weight had lower blood sugar levels and were able to use less medicine to lower their blood sugar levels.3
  • Sustained weight loss prevented new cases of type 2 diabetes in people who were obese.3
  • Weight loss makes it easier for you to breathe.4
  • People with obstructive sleep apnea who lost as little as 10% of their weight improved their sleep patterns and had less daytime sleepiness.3
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Last Updated: March 19, 2013
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