Table 2

Benefits of 10 kg weight loss. Adapted from Jung,9 with permission

HDL, high density lipoprotein; LDL, low density lipoprotein.
Mortality20–25% fall in total mortality
30–40% fall in diabetes related deaths
40–50% fall in obesity related cancer deaths
Blood pressureFall of 10 mm Hg systolic pressure
Fall of 20 mm Hg diastolic pressure
Diabetes30–50% fall in fasting glucose
Lipids10% decrease in total cholesterol
15% decrease in LDL
30% decrease in triglycerides
8% increase in HDL