Healthy habits help but are not enough for overweight adults

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A new study on obesity has been conducted. It was published in JAMA Network Open on May 26th.

This study examined how a healthy lifestyle affects people with obesity compared to people of normal weight.

Who conducted the study?

Nathalie Rassy, ​​Ph.D., and her team from Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou in Paris conducted the study. They examined 438,583 adults from the British biobank.

These people ranged in age from 40 to 73 years and did not have a serious obesity-related medical condition at the start of the study. The team followed these people for 12.8 years.

What does a healthy lifestyle mean?

In this study, a healthy lifestyle involved four things. First, don’t smoke. Second: exercise regularly. Third, do not drink alcohol or only drink moderate amounts. Fourth: a healthy diet.

What did the researchers find out?

The team found that adults with obesity who followed all four healthy habits had a lower risk of developing certain diseases.

These included high blood pressure, heart disease, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, atherosclerosis, kidney failure, gout, sleep disorders, and mood disorders.

The lowest risks were associated with a healthy diet, physical activity and not smoking.

But even those who followed these healthy habits were at higher risk of multiple diseases compared to normal-weight adults.

The main conclusion

The study found that a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases. However, it does not completely eliminate the health risks associated with obesity.

While healthy habits are good, they’re not enough for adults with obesity.

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The study was published in the JAMA Network Open.

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