Monthly Archives: December 2013

Weight Loss Cuts Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk In Middle-aged Women

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(Photo : Wiki Commons) Losing even a little weight can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes in middle-aged women. A new study of 417 women participating in weight loss programs for up to 24 months revealed that those who lost 10 percent or more of their body weight and kept the weight off reduced their total cholesterol, triglycerides, insulin, glucose and inflammation markers. The participants were on average 44 years old and weight nearly 200 pounds at the start of the study. “It is challenging to lose weight, but if women commit to losing 10 percent of their body weight and sustain that over time, it can have a large impact on overall risk factors associated with heart disease and diabetes,” Cynthia A. Thomson, Ph.D., R.D., co-author and Professor in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and Director of the University of Arizona Canyon Ranch Center for Prevention & Health Promotion in Tucson, said in a news release. Many middle-aged women find themselves weighing a lot more in their forties than in their younger years because of sedentary jobs, repeated pregnancy and the transition to menopause.
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Scientists deride study saying ear acupuncture aids weight loss

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But external experts said this research and its apparent conclusions should be viewed with extreme caution. “While it’s good to see attempts to evaluate so-called alternative treatments using the same approach as is used for more conventional treatments, this study has several features that complicate the picture,” said Kevin McConway, a professor of applied statistics at Open University. He noted that more than a third of the study’s small number of starting participants did not complete the course, and yet the main results did not take this into account. “The study lasted only eight weeks, which is not long when it comes to a long-term issue like being overweight,” he said. “It tells us nothing about what might happen after eight weeks, and the world is full of weight-loss treatments that have no demonstrable longer-term effect”.
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Weight Loss Surgery: garcinia cambogia extract Long-Term Results

“They have the ability to lose weight, but they can’t keep it off. They are unhappy. They don’t want to be fat.” Weight Loss Surgery: http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/garcinia-cambogia-extract—crucial-data-released-231403591.html Beware the Pitfalls Usually, during the first two years after bariatric surgery, diet and exercise changes come easily, says Courcoulas. “There is such rapid weight loss, and there’s a bit of euphoria with that. They’re active and feeling wonderful,” she tells WebMD. Once weight loss goals are reached, it’s time for maintenance mode. That’s a risky stage for some people — as some slip into bad habits.
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