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The Dietary Weight Loss Rumour

Rumour: Weight loss that results from a diet change can improve one’s health

Truth: This is true.

According to a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dietary weight loss is able to improve cardiometabolic risk and vascular function. Following a change in diet and subsequent weight loss, participants of this study saw improvements in blood pressure, heart rate and a number of metabolic risk factors. 

Reference

1.Joris PJ, Plat J, Kusters YH, et al. Diet-induced weight loss improves not only cardiometabolic risk markers but also markers of vascular function: a randomized controlled trial in abdominally obese men. Am J Clin Nutr. 2017;105(1):23-31. doi:10.3945/ajcn.116.143552

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