Leanne Nalani











{August 16, 2012}  

Health News / Tips & Trends / Celebrity Health

THURSDAY, Aug. 16 (HealthDay News) — So-called “yo-yo” dieting — where people repeatedly lose weight by dieting, only to regain the weight — may be frustrating, but it will not hurt a person’s ability to lose weight over the long term, a new study finds.

This type of “weight cycling” does not have a negative effect on metabolism, the study found. The findings may be significant, the experts added, because yo-yo dieting affects up to 40 percent of the population in the Western world, and estimates indicate that nearly half of American women are currently dieting to lose weight.

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