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Research on "The Biggest Loser" May Help Dieters

Research on "The Biggest Loser" May Help Dieters

May 10, 2016
A new study followed 14 contestants of season eight of "The Biggest Loser," for six years. The study, led by Kevin Hall, PhD, an expert on metabolism at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, is the longest follow-up study of metabolic changes and body composition after weight loss, the authors claim.
Why Is Losing Weight So Hard? Hint: We're Wired to Gain Weight

Why Is Losing Weight So Hard? Hint: We're Wired to Gain Weight

When it comes to weight control, balancing the amount of food you eat with the amount of exercise you get is only the beginning! A registered dietician explains how the body turns calories into excess weight.
December 09, 2015
A registered dietician explains why it's so difficult to lose weight. Learn more.
A New Clue About What Helps Put Diabetes Into Remission Following Weight Loss Surgery

A New Clue About What Helps Put Diabetes Into Remission Following Weight Loss Surgery

November 30, 2015
A recent Danish study suggests a way to predict long-term success of weight loss surgery for people with diabetes: By testing the health of insulin-producing beta cells.
Can Food Talk Affect Our Eating Habits?

Can Food Talk Affect Our Eating Habits?

November 16, 2015
Mentions of high-calorie foods tempt everyone when under stress, but experts find only obese people more likely then to overeat.
Brain Stimulation for Weight Loss?

Brain Stimulation for Weight Loss?

A new study says yes.
November 10, 2015
When machines aren’t working right, sometimes a gentle push gets them back on track. That’s essentially what researchers in Phoenix, Arizona, just did with the brains of people with obesity, ultimately helping them eat and drink less and lose weight.
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Lifetime Weight and Type 2 Diabetes Risk

September 06, 2011
Obesity is a well established risk factor for type 2 diabetes, but some people who are overweight never develop the condition. A new study explains that the relationship between obesity and diabetes may be more complicated.
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