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Yo-yo dieting hikes death, heart risks in overweight heart disease patients

(Reuters Health) - - For overweight people with heart disease, trying and failing to lose weight may be more dangerous than not losing weight at all. A new retrospective study has concluded that patients whose weight fluctuates the most die twice as quickly or have twice the risk of heart attack or stroke compared to people who maintain a stable body weight.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears
Weight regain is also a certain fact for most dieters. However, the composition is of the regained weight is usually higher in fat than before the weight loss.  This decrease in muscle mass coupled with an increase in inflammatory fat is good prescription for increase heart attacks and increased mortality from them.

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