However, those with lower insulin levels did not show the same level of improvement, even when they lost a similar amount of weight. Additionally, when the researchers analyzed patients who had a weight loss of up to 5%, only microvascular responses improved in the group with higher insulin levels. Noyan Gokce, associate professor of medicine at BUSM and director of echocardiography at BMC, says: “Our study has shown that insulin status is an important determinant of the positive effect of weight reduction on vascular function with hyperinsulinemic patients deriving the greatest benefit. Reversal of insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction may represent key therapeutic targets for cardiovascular risk reduction in obesity.” The researchers say this study suggests that a minimum of 10% weight loss is required in order to achieve extensive cardiovascular benefit. More evidence was presented that obesity may lead to heart disease in a recent study from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute , which suggested that those who are obese for 20 years or more have double the risk of hardened coronary arteries. But researchers from the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London conducted a study last year suggesting that obese people are not always at higher risk of cardiovascular disease or death, as long as they are metabolically healthy. Written by Honor Whiteman Add Your Opinion On This Article ‘Insulin levels determine effect of weight loss on vascular function’ Please note that we publish your name, but we do not publish your email address.
‘Extreme Weight Loss’ finale: Chris Powell helps police officer lose 253 lbs
It was a show that highlighted the emotional and physical pain of morbid obesity as Bob faced the camera and confessed that his weight had caused him to risk his family, his police career, his future as a football coach and, above all, his life. From the fast food drive-ins that Bob and his family frequented to the argument with his daughter about her own fondness for fast food, the finale revealed why obesity has become an epidemic. However, this episode of ” Extreme Weight Loss ” also proved that just how essential it is to believe in yourself when it comes to weight loss. For Bob, it took the compassion, knowledge and passion of Chris Powell to lead the way. In every episode, Chris has shown his sincere empathy for his clients and his determination to truly transform them in every way: Mind, body and spirit.