Urinary incontinence may improve with moderate weight loss

07/26/2010 | Reuters

A study of 338 overweight and obese women with urinary incontinence found that those who lost 5% to 10% of their initial weight after 18 months were up to four times more likely to experience significant reductions in their incontinence symptoms compared with those who gained weight. "A sustained decrease in urinary incontinence can now be added to the extensive list of health improvements associated with modest weight loss," the researchers said.

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