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Is Losing Weight Unhealthy For You?

We all know there are unhealthy ways to lose weight. But according to this article, losing weight itself may be unhealthy for you. Seriously.
An international team of scientists found that toxic pollutants, which are stored in fat, release themselves into the bloodstream when fat dissipates. The chemicals, called persistent organic pollutants, are linked to degenerative diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, hypertension, and type 2 diabetes. - Reuters Health
The research team followed 1,099 American participants, tested their blood, and found concentrations of seven potentially harmful pollutants.
Once released into the bloodstream, these pollutants are able to reach vital organs, said the researchers.
While I agree it's unhealthy to lose weight the wrong way, the benefits of weight loss, especially when done the right way, far outweigh any potential harm.