Is weight cycling detrimental to health? A review of the literature in humans.

@article{Muls1995IsWC,
  title={Is weight cycling detrimental to health? A review of the literature in humans.},
  author={Erik Muls and K. P.G. Kempen and Greet Vansant and Wim H. M. Saris},
  journal={International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders : journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity},
  year={1995},
  volume={19 Suppl 3},
  pages={
          S46-50
        }
}
Weight cycling has been hypothesized to have deleterious metabolic, behavioral and health consequences. The majority of clinical studies in humans do however not support the hypothesis that weight cycling per se influences the amount of velocity of subsequent weight loss. Both natural and experimental weight cycling studies have failed to demonstrate permanent alterations of body composition or body fat distribution. Studies found little evidence that weight cycling affects resting energy… CONTINUE READING

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