New research from CSIRO shows health conditions top the reasons for weight loss in Australian dieters. A survey of over 3,000 members of CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet Online suggests weight loss is the best medicine for a range of chronic health conditions.
65% of respondents listed concerns about their health as the #1 reason for losing weight.
Top 7 conditions improved by weight loss
% respondents who reported improvements in their health conditions from losing weight with the CSIRO Total Wellbeing Diet.
87% of all respondents had at least 1 health condition. 50% of obese respondents had 3 or more health conditions.
Greater weight loss = greater health benefits
Of respondents who lost the most weight, a greater proportion reported that their health conditions improved.
For example, 81% of those who lost the most weight reported improvement in Type 2 diabetes compared to 55% of the entire sample.
Benefits beyond health
Did you know?
Weight loss can improve:
- Prediabetes / Type 2 diabetes
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Arthritis/ joint pain
- Mental health
- Sleep apnoea
Important: Do not reduce or stop medication without seeking the advice of your doctor.