New weight control strategy urges ‘maintain, don’t gain’ approach

While researchers didnt notice any immediate indicators of improved health, they suspect health benefits for the weight maintenance group will become more apparent over time. I think well see these women will maintain weight for quite a long time, and if we can prevent (weight gain) for long enough we will see changes in cardio metabolic primers, Bennett said. Blood pressure is very likely to increase with increasing weight, so if we can keep weight stable, we can contain increases in blood pressure and that would be a major clinical finding for us. Bennett attributes the programs success to the fact that they didnt try to force weight loss on a group that wasnt interested in it. We didnt ask them to go against their inclinations and lose a lot, they just want to tighten up, feel better, feel better in their jeans and have energy, Bennett said. And by preventing weight gain you can improve those things. Overall, Bennett believes these findings are also applicable to much larger segments of the population. While patients who are very obese (a body mass index (BMI) over 40) should still prioritize weight loss, people who are overweight or slightly obese could benefit from weight maintenance programs. For an obese patient, losing weight is the most important thing to do. But you have to want to do it in order to lose weight, and there are large segments of the obese population not interested or motivated for weight loss, Bennett said.

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