Yo-yo dieting does not thwart weight loss efforts or alter metabolism long term, study finds | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

A new study by researchers at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, published online in the journal Metabolism, overturns a long-held folk assumption that has never actually been studied empirically: the study finds that a history of yo-yo dieting does NOT negatively affect metabolism or the ability to lose weight in the long term.


"A history of unsuccessful weight loss should not dissuade an individual from future attempts to shed pounds or diminish the role of a healthy diet and regular physical activity in successful weight management," said the study's senior author Anne McTiernan, M.D., Ph.D., a member of the Hutchinson Center's Public Health Sciences Division.