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12 April 2011

When to consider weight loss

There are certain circumstances that warrant immediate action with regards to weight loss. Check them out.

The body mass index (BMI) is a very useful tool to help you determine whether you're overweight, or not.

But while your body mass index (BMI) will give you a good idea what your weight status is, and whether you need to shake a few kilos or not, there are certain circumstances that warrant immediate action with regards to weight loss.

  • If you're overweight and you also have high blood pressure.
  • If you're overweight and you also have elevated levels of total cholesterol, LDL-cholesterol, and triglycerides, and low levels of HDL-cholesterol.
  • If you're overweight and you also have elevated blood-glucose levels or if you've been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.

 
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