Research Shows Bodybuilding Diet Is Healthy
According to researchers at the University of Copenhagen and Aarhus University in Denmark, the bodybuilding nutrition plan is very healthy. In an epidemiological study at these two universities, 26,625 Danes participated in the study. The aim of the study was to not have people try to lose weight, but rather gain weight while concurrently losing body fat. The study was formed because the researchers noticed that people who lost weight over an extended period of time tended to have shorter life expectancy spans. The study spanned from the 1990’s into the 2000’s, following the subjects for an average of 6.7 years. They used BMI and waist circumference as their bio-markers to determine health of the subjects. The researchers were then able to compare how increases or decreases reflecting in the mortality of the subjects. Interestingly, a decrease in BMI resulted in a higher incidence of all cause mortality. All cause mortality diminished when BMI increased. That is contrary to the current thinking in the medical which espouses losing weight and reducing BMI. It totally refutes current statistical models. The researchers felt that muscle is healthy. The greater muscle mass you have, the better your survival rate. What is really unhealthy is the visceral fat in your abdominal area that surrounds organs. Rapid weight loss probably costs people muscle mass, and thus increases a persons mortality risk. So it seems that exercising with the goal of maintaining muscle mass is key in keeping health as we advance in age. We also want to do our best to minimize fat gain in the midsection. This leads to higher mortality rates in all cases.