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Moderate Weight Loss ? : Heart May Still Say Thank You

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Loosing weight is not easy for everyone. If you are obese and hear stories of people loosing 20 pounds , you may wonder why can't i get it right. Also it times instead of motivation ,it becomes demotivating , when you get convinced that it is not worth trying because you cant.

But there is good news for all those who try hard to loose weight. Scientist have claimed that even moderate weight loss would do wonders to heart!!!!!!!!

Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, claimed that obese people who lost a moderate amount of weight by eating less and exercising more improved their cardiovascular health, Journal of the American College of Cardiology reported.

"Losing 20 or so pounds might seem daunting to some people, but we showed that even a more modest weight loss can yield heart and vascular benefits," says lead author Lisa de las Fuentes.

She said, "It's important to realise that you can choose goals that are attainable and work progressively toward them. You don't necessarily need to lose 50 pounds to improve your heart function."

The study showed that weight loss lead to improvement in four key measures of heart and vascular health -- decreasing thickness of heart muscle, improved pumping and relaxation functions and decreased thickness of the carotid artery walls.

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