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Long-term weight loss associated with reduced MetS risk, study shows

Individuals with overweight or obesity who maintained a 5% to 10% weight loss for one year experienced a 22% reduced risk for metabolic syndrome, while a 15% to 19% weight loss was linked to a 37% lower risk, and a 20% or more weight loss was linked to a 53% lower risk, compared with those who maintained a less than 5% weight loss, according to a study in Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers used a cohort of 7,670 people and noted that losing more weight could produce "some really significant numbers related to metabolic health," said lead author Gregory Knell.

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