Weight-Loss Methods Yield Similar Results Says SLU Study

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Which works better to improve the cardiovascular health of overweight people: dieting, exercise or a combination of both?

Surprisingly, a new study from Saint Louis University says any of the mentioned weight-loss methods yield similar results and it doesn’t matter which ones are perused.

Dr. Edward Weiss, the leader researcher on the study, says that dieting, exercise or a combination of the two are effective in their own ways, but all of the methods have similar results as long as 7 percent of total body weight is lost.

“The take home message would be, that if a person has excess body weight whether they’re overweight, even if it’s just a little bit, or obese a modest weight loss provides enormous health benefits,” Weiss says.

Despite their similar results, Weiss says it’s generally easier for people to lose weight if they use a combination of both diet and exercise.

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