Addressing Obesity

How much weight loss is needed to improve health?

Losing 5% to 10% of your weight may reduce your health risks. A realistic weight loss of 5% to 10% can improve health conditions and reduce the risk of obesity-related diseases like:

  • Type 2 diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Bad cholesterol
  • Sleep apnea

It is important to work with your health care professional to develop a comprehensive and individualized approach to weight management.


This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.