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Sixty-nine Percent of Obese Patients Willing to Lose Weight!

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Most patients who are conscious about their being overweight or obese are willing to lose weight, says a study conducted in Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois and published in the June 2011 issue of the Southern Medical Journal.

Approximately a third of the American … Read the rest

Adolescent Eating Disorders: No Effect to the Metabolic State during Weight Loss Therapy

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Eating disorders may have no effect to the improved metabolic state of obese adolescent undergoing weight loss therapy, suggests a new study conducted by a group of researchers from Federal University of São Paulo, UNIFESP, Brazil, and published in the August 2011 issue of the journal entitled Physiology Read the rest

Sugar Can Help You Lose Weight

Did you know that if you work out with a personal trainer, the PT will advise you to drink juice or soda instead of plain water during your workout? This is because sugar is converted to energy which is what you need to be able to work out. For as … Read the rest

Weight loss: A Solution to Global Warming

Do you know that losing weight can have a positive impact to the environment? Do you know that it can help in preventing global warming?

Weight loss can be a solution to global warming, says a recent study conducted by  three researchers from Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, Faculty … Read the rest

How to Prevent Bone Loss in Obese Adults Trying to Lose Weight

The issue of weight loss therapy in overweight and obese patients is controversial since weight loss in this population can cause bone loss. However, incorporating regular exercise training to this particular population can prevent increased bone turnover preventing bone loss, says a recent study conducted by a group of researchers … Read the rest

Weight Loss Can Decrease Cancer Risk

Losing weight can be the key to decrease your risk for cancer, says a new study conducted by a group of researchers from the Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama and published in the July 2011 issue of the journal entitled Nutrition and Cancer.… Read the rest

Ceruloplasmin Levels Decrease with Diet-induced Weight Loss

Ceruloplasmin is a copper that induces heart attack and obese people produce higher levels of ceruloplasmin.

Diet-induced weight loss has a significant inverse relationship with ceruloplasmin, says a recent study conducted by a group of researchers from Nutrition and Biochemistry Dept., School of public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, … Read the rest

Should You Weigh Yourself When Dieting?

You need to shock your system to lose weight and you need to do it regularly.

Focusing on the change in eating behavior is more important when losing weight than checking your weight regularly, says a study conducted by two scientists from Department of Psychology, University of Zurich,  Switzerland and … Read the rest

Stress and Depression: Culprits of Weight Gain

Having a hard time maintaining a healthy weight? Try reducing your stress level and avoid getting depressed, says the two-phased randomized LIFE study, a study that focuses on maintaining a healthy weight loss after an initial effective weight loss published by the International Journal of Obesity in March 2011.

In … Read the rest

Lack of Sleep Can Make You Gain Weight In Two Ways

Having a hard time getting rid of those stubborn fats? Afraid to gain more weight? Do you want to maintain your present figure? Try sleeping longer.

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that lack of sleep can make you gain in two ways. First, since your body is not … Read the rest