Developed by the British Dietetic Association.
Being overweight or obese can affect nearly every part of your body. It can increase your chances of having a heart attack, developing diabetes, having high blood pressure and increase the risk of certain types of cancer..
But if you are overweight, it's not all bad news. There is something you can do to improve your health.
Losing (and keeping off) just 5-10% of your body weight can provide many health benefits.
Studies have shown that, when overweight, losing (and keeping off) 5-10% of your body weight can significantly reduce your risk of: heart disease, stroke, diabetes and some cancers. For example, it can:
What's more, 5-10% weight loss is an achievable amount that many people can keep off for good.