Category Archives: Weight Cycling

Why Keeping the Weight Off Over the Long Term is So Hard

Newswise — SILVER SPRING, MD: A new report combining perspectives from a range of obesity experts identifies genetic, epigenetic and neuro-hormonal differences between individuals as one of the key challenges associated with weight loss and long-term weight control. The authors, … Continue reading

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When you lose weight, where does the fat go?

Sydney: Despite a worldwide obsession with diets and fitness regimes, many health professionals cannot correctly answer the question of where body fat goes when people lose weight, a UNSW Australia study shows. The most common misconception among doctors, dieticians and … Continue reading

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Most popular branded diets do not work: American Heart Association

Popular commercial diets can help you lose some weight in the short term, but keeping the weight off after the first year and the diet’s impact on heart health are unclear, according to a study published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality … Continue reading

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Weight loss drugs fueling the obesity epidemic: Journal of Public Policy & Marketing

Consumers place great faith in weight loss pills and remedies, buying and using them more than ever before. American obesity rates, however, are skyrocketing. According to a new study in the Journal of Public Policy & Marketing, false beliefs about … Continue reading

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Weight cycling does not decrease lifespan in animal study, is better than remaining obese

International Journal of Obesity 37, 1088-1094 (August 2013) | doi:10.1038/ijo.2012.203 The effects of weight cycling on lifespan in male C57BL/6J mice E O List, D E Berryman, J Wright-Piekarski, A Jara, K Funk and J J Kopchick Abstract Objective: With … Continue reading

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