Study: Long-term weight loss may increase pollutant levels in the blood

09/7/2010 | Reuters

Researchers found that people who lost the most weight over a 10-year period had the highest levels of persistent organic pollutants in their bloodstream, which are linked to diabetes, hypertension and heart disease, compared with people who maintained or gained weight. Additional research is needed to determine whether the harm of these pollutants outweighs the benefits of weight loss, the lead researcher said.

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