Changes in risk factors for cardiovascular disease with body fat loss in obese women.
BACKGROUND: Current guidelines for obesity management emphasize the improvements in health risks associated with weight losses of 5-10% initial weight. However, most of the data is derived from periods of acute weight loss and may not represent the true effect in the longer term or in obese but otherwise healthy individuals. This study examines the temporal changes in risk factors for cardiovascular disease with weight change over 52 weeks. METHODS: In total, 57 overweight women (age 43.7 +/-...Expand abstract
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