weight cycling

The repeated loss and regain of body weight, which may occur in those on weight-loss diets, in either small cycles of 5 to 10 pounds, or large cycles of 50 pounds or more

weight cycling

Rapid increases and decreases in body weight. It is colloquially called a yo-yo diet.
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Influence of obesity, physical inactivity, and weight cycling on chronic inflammation.
Yo-yo dieting or weight cycling (repeated weight loss and regain) increased the risk of death from heart disease in normal weight postmenopausal women.
Weight cycling was also associated with a 66 percent increased risk for coronary heart disease.
Barns "Weight cycling is an emerging global health concern associated with attempts at weight loss, but there have been inconsistent results about the health hazards for those who experience weight cycling behaviour," said Dr Somwail Rasla, lead author of the study at Brown University.
Rasla and team divided 158,063 postmenopausal women into four categories: stable weight, steady gain, maintained weight loss, and weight cycling.
More than 73% and about 70% of those in the moderate and modest weight-loss group, respectively, experienced weight cycling within 2 years.
To date, the prevalence of yo-yo dieting has not been established due to the use of different criteria to assess weight cycling by different studies (Kensinger et al.
between weight cycling history and bone mineral density in premenopausal
Washington, August 15 ( ANI ): A history of yo-yo dieting - the repetitive loss and regain of body weight, also called weight cycling - does not negatively affect metabolism or the ability to lose weight long term, according to researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Unintended consequences of slimming include binge eating, weight cycling, food and body preoccupation, reduced self-esteem, eating disorders and higher than pre-dieting starting weight.
In this study, Taekwondo athletes were weighed at the usual pre-match time 16-20 hours prior to initiation of the competition, then again immediately prior to sparring in order to indirectly measure the rate of weight cycling occurring in adolescent Taekwondo athletes.