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10 Percent Weight Reduction Lowers Premature Death by 25 Percent
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Weight Loss Health Benefits

Studies have shown that, in an obese person weighing 225 pounds, a reduction in body weight of around 10 percent affords significant improvement of health, and may reduce risk of premature mortality by about 25 percent.

The UK Royal College of Physicians say that, with a 10 percent weight loss, blood pressure comes down, cholesterol levels reduce and diabetes is less likely or, if present, better controlled. A report published in the British Medical Bulletin in 1997 says that with a 22 pound weight loss, deaths from diabetic complications are reduced by 30-40 percent, deaths from obesity-related cancers by 40-50 percent, the number of cases of diabetes type-2 can be reduced by 50 percent, blood pressure falls by 10 points on average and LDL cholesterol in the blood reduces by 15 percent on average, while symptoms of angina are reduced by 91 percent.

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