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Maintained weight loss for 1 year increases insulin sensitivity in women

June 23, 2017

Women with overweight or obesity who maintained at least 15% reduction in body weight for 12 months were more likely to have improved insulin sensitivity when compared with normal-weight women and women with overweight or obesity who regained weight, according to recently published findings.

“Although some studies show sustained improvements in insulin sensitivity with successful weight maintenance at 12- and 18-month follow-up, other studies have shown either continued improvement or a reversal with weight regain,” Jacolene Kroff, PhD, of the division of exercise science and sports medicine at the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and colleagues wrote. “It is, however, unclear whether weight-reduced or weight loss-relapsed individuals eventually return to a level of insulin sensitivity that is in line with phenotypically similar individuals with no history of weight gain and loss, or whether, over the long term, they are metabolically worse off as a result of this weight history.”

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