Does losing weight lower cholesterol?
Yes, losing weight may have a positive effect on cholesterol and other lipid markers.
A twelve week study of 25 people who were at risk for developing metabolic syndrome was done in conjunction with the University of Colorado Denver and USANA Health Sciences.
The participants who substituted a shake for breakfast and lunch, ate a low glycemic dinner and took a high quality multi vitamin/mineral saw an average weight loss of thirteen pounds. Four participants lost 25 pounds or more.
Most importantly, the participants saw a decrease in BMI, waist circumference, ldl and total cholesterols. In addition blood glucose levels decreased and their was a higher sensitivity to insulin