Health Benefits of Weight LossWeight loss of 5 to 10 percent of your total body weight can result in reduced blood sugar levels, blood pressure and improved cholesterol levels. Other potential benefits associated with weight loss may impact:

  • Sleep apnea (complete or partial obstruction of the airway during sleep)
  • Kidney function decline leading to kidney failure
  • Risk of heart disease or stroke
  • Nerve damage
  • In women, some types of cancer and fertility impairment