Diet, exercise boost more than weight loss

October 11, 2012 3:13:20 PM PDT
Intensive diet and exercise can produce benefits for the heart that may not show up on a scale, according to a study in the journal "Lipid Research".

For overweight people with diabetes, diet and exercise can help train fat cells to produce a hormone believed to boost production of good cholesterol, also known as HDL. Good cholesterol has been linked to positive effects for cardiovascular health.