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Why it's nearly impossible to shed those extra kilos

Why it's nearly impossible to shed those extra kilosLondon, Dec 26 - A new chart has been revealed that shows why it's nearly impossible to lose weight and keep it off.

The study, analysing electronic health records of over 278,000 people living in England over a nine-year period, found that in a given year, the average obese woman has roughly a 1 in 124 chance of returning to a normal weight and for obese men, the odds are even worse: 1 in 210, the Independent reported.

Mexican beauty rips pageant organisers over weight issue

Mexican beauty rips pageant organisers over weight issueMonterrey (Mexico), Aug 3 : Cynthia de la Vega, who finished second in a beauty contest that makes her eligible to represent her country at the 2011 Miss World pageant, said she was "in total disagreement" with the decision to strip her of the right to represent Mexico because she was too heavy.

Commitment to healthy eating a must after weight loss

Commitment to healthy eating a must after weight lossHamburg - Finally, you've lost the 15 kilograms you had hoped to lose, your body has emerged healthy and more agile and that dress that gathers at the waist fits you again.

BMI incorrectly classifies tall kids as overweight

BMI incorrectly classifies tall kids as overweightMelbourne, Sept 29: The current system of Body Mass Index (BMI) is biased among young children, and may categorize tall pre-pubescent children as overweight or obese, according to a new study.

An Australian study into children's health and lifestyles has found that tall pre-pubescent children are being incorrectly classified as overweight or obese.

Young Oz women doing dangerous ‘ice’ to lose weight

Young Oz women doing dangerous ‘ice’ to lose weightMelbourne, Sept 26: Young Australian women are turning to powerful street drug ice in a bid to shed extra pounds, a shocking new study has revealed.

The scary trend has come to surface in the current issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Losing weight with diabetes 2 - strict nutrition therapy required

Weight LossBochum, Germany - Medicine alone will not help a diabetes 2 patient lose weight. A nutrition plan, plus a routine of endurance and strength training, is the key.

Unless they lose weight, diabetes 2 patients run a higher risk of accompanying diseases like high blood pressure or cardiovascular problems, according to the German Diabetes Association.

Not enough REM sleep makes kids, teens overweight

WashingtoOver Weight Kidn, Aug 5: Not getting enough sleep or spending less time in rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, could cause children and teens to suffer from obesity, as per a new study.

According to lead researcher Xianchen Liu and his colleagues, in just 30 years the obesity rate has tripled among children aged 6 to 11 years, with about 17 percent of U. S. adolescents becoming overweight or obese.

Maintaining a food diary can help double your diet weight loss

Weight LossWashington, July 9: Want to intensify your weight loss regimen? Well, just maintain a food diary, suggests a new study, which found that by keeping food records, people can double their chances of losing that extra flab.

The study from Kaiser Permanente''s Center for Health Research was one of the largest and longest running weight loss maintenance trials ever conducted.

'Feeling fat' hits teens’ quality of life more than actually being it

Washington, ObesityJune 21: The quality of life of teenagers who feel that they fall in the ‘too fat’ category is worse than the adolescents who are actually obese, finds a new study.

The results of the study were based on the Germany Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS) of the Robert Koch Institute.

Exercise cuts heart disease risk in overweight women

Washington, April 29 : Researchers at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, have found that exercise reduces the risk of heart disease in overweight or obese women.

However, the researchers also found that though the risk is reduced, it is not completely eliminated by higher levels of physical activity.

Both obesity and physical inactivity are modifiable risk factors for coronary heart disease, according to background information in the article.

Thinking of the last meal can help you halt those hunger pangs

weight lossLondon, April 24 : If you want to lose weight, but are perturbed by those desperate hunger pangs, just think about the last meal you ate, according to a new study.

British researchers found that concentrating on a meal you have already had turns out to considerably reduce the desire to snack.

Until now, most diet experts have said the best way to keep away from snacking is to think about something else.

Overweight kids have fewer cavities: Study

Washington, April 3: Overweight ChildA new study by researchers at the Eastman Dental Center, part of the University of Rochester Medical Center, has found that overweight kids have fewer cavities and healthier teeth as compared to normal weight children.

The findings are based on a secondary analysis of nearly 18,000 kids who participated in two separate National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys (NHANES III and NHANES 99-02).

Being active improves vascular function by 24 pc in overweight men

Overweight ManWashington, Mar 19: Regular exercise won’t only help overweight men shed those extra pounds, but as it turns out, it’s also good for their hearts.

The first-of-its kind study was conducted by researches from Indiana University who found that being active ups vascular health in overweight men by an average of 24 percent.

On the other hand, being inactive can decrease vascular function in overweight men by 32 percent.

Being overweight, obese boosts cancer risk by 50pct

ObesityLondon, Feb 15: Your chances of developing five different types of cancer escalate by 50 percent if you are overweight or obese, according to a new study.

Researchers at the University of Manchester discovered that those who put on weight equal to a five-point increase in the body mass index (BMI) were at considerable risk of contracting cancer of the colon, breast, skin, thyroid.

Low-calorie sweeteners effective in controlling weight gain: Study

Weight ControlWashington, Feb 9: A new study has revealed that low-calorie or no-calorie sweeteners in foods and beverages can help in controlling weight gain in people.

In the review led by Bellisle and Adam Drewnowski, the researchers assessed various laboratory, clinical and epidemiological studies on low-calorie sweeteners, energy density and satiety.

Resistance training may reduce fat, improve metabolism

Washington, Feb 6: Over WeightStrength training, in addition to the endurance training, may benefit overweight individuals, suggests a new study conducted on mice.

In the mice-based study, the researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) found that the use of barbells might be as important to losing weight and improving health as the use of running shoes.

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Feb 2 (ANI): Contrary to the fact that weight loss leads to decreased
bone mineral density, researchers have found that bone mineral content
in obese adolescents keeps on increasing despite weight loss.

Now, the UK govt plans to pay fat people to lose weight

London, Jan 24:Over Weight The British govt has decided to wipe out the obesity epidemic through a novel strategy – by offering fat people cash incentives.

According to the latest measure, employers will be urged to set up competitions with money, vouchers and other rewards for people who renounce junk food in favour of healthy eating and living.

And those who will shed the maximum amount of pounds will earn the biggest prizes, reports the Telegraph.

Lipoic acid supplements may reduce atherosclerosis, weight gain

Lipoic acid supplements may reduce atherosclerosis, weight gainWashington, Jan 15: Researchers at Oregon State University have found that supplements of lipoic acid, a naturally occurring nutrient found at low levels in green leafy vegetables, potatoes and meats, especially organ meats such as kidney, heart or liver can reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, a disease affecting arterial blood vessels.

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