Yo-yo dieting may raise cardiometabolic disease risk

  • Researchers investigated the effects yo-yo dieting on the cardiometabolic health of rats by mimicking this with cycles of severe calorie restriction and refeeding.
  • They found that three cycles of restriction reduced heart and kidney function and increased insulin resistance, even if rats outwardly seemed healthy.
  • They concluded that yo-yo dieting could increase the risk of developing cardiometabolic disease.

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Written by Annie Lennon on April 6, 2022 — Fact checked by Hannah Flynn

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