Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk

Maria Cohut

Scientists at the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea — with other institutions — have now assessed the associations between fluctuations in some certain types of health measurement and cardiovascular health outcomes.

The health measurements include body weight, systolic blood pressure (blood pressure during heartbeats), cholesterol, and blood sugar.

Essentially, the investigators wanted to see whether or not high variability of these health measurements would be good predictors of heart problems and negative cardiovascular events, such as stroke.

Their findings now appear in the journal Circulation.

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