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Old 29th September 2010   #1
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Default Weight loss is unhealthy (study)

Various articles have been posted on the forum over the years showing that far from being advantageous to health, weight loss is actually severely unhealthy for women. Here's the newest study that confirms this fact.

The significant portions:

Long-term weight loss may be harmful to health

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Long-term weight loss may release into the blood industrial pollutants linked to illnesses like diabetes, hypertension and rheumatoid arthritis, researchers said on Tuesday.

These compounds are normally stored in fatty tissues, but when fat breaks down during weight loss, they get into the blood stream, said lead researcher Duk-Hee Lee at the Kyungpook National University in Daegu in South Korea.

"...Increased (pollutant) levels (in the blood) due to weight loss can affect human health in a variety of ways," she wrote in an email to Reuters.

"Once released into the bloodstream, these pollutants are able to reach vital organs," the researchers said in a statement.

Those who lost most weight over 10 years had the highest concentrations of the compounds, called persistent organic pollutants (POPs), compared to those who gained or maintained a steady weight.

Note the last point - that gaining weight is in fact healthier than losing weight, because the toxic blood pollutants are not then released into the bloodstream.

Over the years, many have pointed out that the promotion of diet-starvation and exercise-torture is a "toxic" aesthetic. Now we discover that this is not just a metaphorical formulation - that dieting is literally toxic to the body.

Isn't it (obviously) preferable for women to remain curvy, and even to blossom in size, and retain their youthful soft appearance, rather than starving themselves, looking haggard, and literally poisoning their body in the process?
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