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Effects of Intended Weight Loss on Morbidity and Mortality: Possible Explanations of Controversial Results

Tina Berentzen, Thorkild I.A. Sørensen
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1753-4887.2006.tb00183.x 502-507 First published online: 1 November 2006


Long-term, population-based, observational studies have shown that intended weight loss does not always reduce the mortality associated with obesity. The effects of weight loss on mortality may be a balance between the effects of the loss of harmful abdominal and ectopic fat mass and the loss of beneficial peripheral subcutaneous fat mass and lean body mass

  • cancer
  • cardiovascular disease
  • morbidity
  • mortality
  • type 2 diabetes
  • weight loss

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