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Almost Half of Americans Are Trying to Lose Weight: CDC

FRIDAY, Oct. 19, 2018 — The latest national tally on dieting finds that nearly half of U.S. adults are doing what they can to trim a widening waistline. Overall, 49.3 percent of people aged 20 and older said they’d tried to lose weight over the past 12 months, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease […]

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Molecular link between body weight, early puberty identified

Becoming overweight at a young age can trigger a molecular chain reaction that leads some girls to experience puberty early, according to new research published in Nature Communications. Scientists have discovered a molecular mechanism that leads overweight female rats to have early-onset puberty. “Knowing how nutrition and specific molecules play a role in starting puberty […]

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Lose 5 times more weight by training your mind

Recently, Dr. Linda Solbrig and colleagues, from the University of Plymouth in the United Kingdom, conducted a study. Its main objective was to find out which types of motivational intervention would be the most effective in aiding weight loss efforts. The scientists compared a fairly common talking therapy known as Motivational Interviewing (MI) with a […]

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Losing weight the online way

(HealthDay)—Not being able to attend face-to-face meetings doesn’t mean you can’t get the benefits of joining an organized diet group. All you need is an internet connection. Online diet programs let you sign in for information and motivation at any hour of the day or night. Participating in a web-based weight-loss program can be helpful […]

Pet Care

How to Help your Cat Lose Weight – Fetch! Pet Care

Historically, before the advent of commercial pet foods, cats were sleek, agile, athletic and active felines. In contrast, most of today’s cats are disturbingly overweight, and many are dangerously obese. Risk factors include diabetes, cancer, hepatic lipidosis (fatty liver), arthritis, low energy, and rectal contamination from the inability of the cat to clean itself. When […]

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AHA: A Diverse Diet May Not Promote a Healthy Weight

THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 — The long-standing recommendation to eat a variety of foods may not be a sound way to promote healthy eating patterns and a healthy body weight, according to an American Heart Association science advisory published online Aug. 9 in Circulation. Marcia C. de Oliveira Otto, Ph.D., of the University of Texas […]

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Four rules to avoid regaining lost weight

(HealthDay)—Have you reached your ideal weight? Congratulations! You’re halfway to winning the weight loss battle. The next phase, maintaining that loss, requires a different mindset. Think of it as a new permanent diet, not a return to your old way of eating, which is a sure way to return to your old weight. Following these […]