Are there possible benefits to gaining weight?

3 October, 2022
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Are there possible benefits to gaining weight?

Excess weight is a big problem that many people suffer from nowadays, as it may lead to diabetes, heart disease and others.

And Dr. Vladimir Khavinson, a geriatrician, points out on a television program that in some cases, the extra weight is beneficial for the person.

Khavenson and his colleague, Dr. Tatyana Trofimova, cite the results of scientific studies conducted in the United States, according to which excess weight helps to resist infection and inflammation. Experiments conducted have shown that people with some extra kilograms overcome infectious diseases better than others. "Patients who follow a debilitating diet are more likely to contract infectious diseases," Trofimova says.

For his part, adds Javinson, "It turns out that excess weight has a protective function in the event of the spread of a viral or bacterial infection."

The two experts stress that continuous weight jumps negatively affect the health status of humans. Therefore, the weight must be kept stable.


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