09/07/2010 // South Korea // TiffNews10 // News Desk
South Korea – A new study suggests long-term weight loss could lead to health complications. As reported by Reuters, researchers found that weight loss over an extended period of time could cause a release of pollutants into the blood stream that may lead to conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes.
Lead researcher Duk-Hee Lee at the Kyungpook National University in Daegu in South Korea is quoted in the report as stating in an email to Reuters, “We are living under the strong dogma that weight loss is always beneficial, but weight gain is always harmful…but we think that increased (pollutant) levels (in the blood) due to weight loss can affect human health in a variety of ways.”
More information about the research may be available in the International Journal of Obesity.
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