We love research! And thankfully, there are many research-supported benefits related to achieving a healthy body weight.
Many of these benefits can be experienced after losing only 5-10% of your weight (and maintaining it):
- 15% reduced risk of all-cause mortality (death)
- 41% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease
- 58% reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
- 11% reduced risk of cancer
Other physical benefits include improvements in blood pressure, improvement in acid reflux or GERD, improvements in sleep for those with sleep apnea, improved liver health, as well as a reduction in pain associated with arthritis.