Yo-yo dieting may increase women’s heart disease risk

Women who have lost at least 10 pounds, only to regain the weight within a year, are more likely to have a poor score on the American Heart Association’s — Life’s Simple 7, a measure of how well people control important heart disease risk factors. The more episodes of yo-yo dieting women report, the worse they score on Life’s Simple 7. In addition to achieving a healthy weight, maintaining a consistent body weight may be important for lowering heart disease risk.

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