Navigation Links
Medical Experts Call on Media to Rethink Coverage of Weight Loss
Date:7/18/2008

Modest weight loss yields significant health benefits

NEW YORK, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Reality Coalition -- a group of experts on overweight and obesity -- today issued a call to action for the media to reevaluate the way they report on weight loss. This action comes as the result of the continued news coverage and editorial content that leads consumers to believe that they are only successful dieters if they lose an enormous amount of weight, and that there is no real benefit in losing a small amount of weight.

"There is a tremendous health benefit in modest, gradual weight loss. Incorporating healthy eating including low-fat, low calorie meals, exercising, behavior modification and using science-based products when needed, is the best way to lose weight," said Reality Coalition co-chair George L. Blackburn, MD, Ph.D. "And any amount of weight loss is good. It is important for these messages to be delivered to the public on a consistent basis through a variety of media channels, including print, broadcast and online outlets."

In a recent article in the New England Journal of Medicine various dieting approaches were evaluated and findings indicate that no matter the type of diet a person is on, low-fat, low carbohydrate, or a Mediterranean diet, any amount of weight loss is beneficial to the patient's health.

The Reality Coalition is asking the media to join them in their efforts to make this country healthier, starting with a realistic approach to weight loss.

Recently, a nationally syndicated news service implied that a diet may not be worth it if the dieter is only going to lose five to 10 pounds. "In this and many other news stories I read, the key takeaway always seems to be the same -- that if a person does not lose extraordinary amounts of weight on a diet or other weight loss regimens, something is wrong," said Reality Coalition co-chair MRC Greenwood, Ph.D. "This perpetuates the unrealistic approach to w
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Reality Coalition
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Legal and ethical issues in medical physics
2. Medicare Fraud: How Many Dead Doctors Does it Take to Prescribe $90 Million in Medical Equipment for Medicare Patients?
3. gloEMR Version 4.0, gloStream's Flagship Electronic Medical Record Solution, Receives 2007 CCHIT Certification
4. Medicexchange.com Launches a New Dedicated Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Community for Medical Imaging Professionals
5. Vertos Medical Inc. Completes Series C Financing
6. Vertos Medical Inc. Presents Clinical Data of its MILD™ Procedure at the 5th Annual Innovative Techniques in Spine Surgery Conference in Los Cabos, Mexico
7. North Carolinas Center For Advanced Medicine & Clinical Research Celebrates Opening of New LKN Medical Spa and Rejuvenation Center
8. Medical And Nursing Scrubs Retailer Blue Sky Scrubs Unveils New Website
9. Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) Teams With Illumisys, LLC to Promote Quality of Care to Patients and Increase Adoption and Use of Health Information Technologies.
10. China Sky One Medical, Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement with Harbin Baolong Pharmaceutical Company
11. Electronic Medical Records Are No Longer Limited to Physicians with Deep Pockets
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... BellasDress has launched its Christmas Sale, offering ... chosen their best-selling lace wedding dresses, vintage bridesmaid dresses ... , Now, BellasDress.com features popular women’s dresses, and ... prices. The business hopes everyone can have a memorable ... “All our elegant products are made with exquisite materials; ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... children with complex chronic illnesses can receive effective, less expensive ... with easy access to a team of dedicated health care ... to become seriously ill and need either hospitalization or a ... an enhanced medical home clinic at the University of Texas ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... AngelWeddingDress.com tries its best to translate the experience of ... has introduced its new collection of 2015 prom dresses, ... new prom outfits are guaranteed to contain the perfect ... specially designed for 2015. Anyone who wants to buy ... website before Jan. 26, 2015, the deadline of the ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Each year trauma accounts for approximately ... admissions across the nation (according to the Centers ... National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey collected data ... 2010. They estimated that there were between 3.5 and ... primary diagnosis of broken bone or fracture. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:BellasDress.com’s Christmas Sale: Trendy Wedding Dresses With Big Discounts 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 2Health News:Coordinated Care Through 'Medical Home' Best for Chronically Ill Kids: Study 3Health News:Angelweddingdress 2015 Prom Dresses Online Now 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 2Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 3Health News:Every Year Four Million Emergency Department Visits Result from Accidents Involving Bone Trauma 4
... which suggests hormone suppression therapy could increase substantially ... free of the disease.Michel Bolla, a professor at ... suppressing the male hormone androgen, similar to the ... patients in advanced stages// of their prostate cancer, ...
... a good amount of fluids should be taken, in order ... far better than 'energy' drinks for keeping you hydrated during ... you'll be well aware of the need to keep your ... lot of so-called energy drinks around, which seem to promise ...
... proteins, which are protective substances, produced by the body ... the TB bacteria, researchers in the UK report. According ... journal Nature Medicine,// these heat-shock proteins, which are special ... times and bolster the immune system of the body. ...
... According to new study, a new type of antidepressant, ... anxiety disorder (SAD) people experience fear, anxiety and dread ... which can make both work //and social situations a ... mental health problems, like depression, and the condition can ...
... at the University of Texas, have shown that use of ... to 70 per cent of US women born since 1950 ... that use of the hormones in the Pill could raise ... failed to reveal a connection. The early Pill users are ...
... at the University of Texas has found that caffeine ... in preterm infants. Sleep apnea is a condition characterized ... infants. However, there is a growing concern over caffeine's ... Texas analyzed the effects of caffeine on cardiac output, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Hormone Therapy applicable for Prostate Cancer 2Health News:Caffeine reduces infant blood flow 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 23, 2014  Endo Pharmaceuticals ... ENDP ) (TSX: ENL), and BioDelivery Sciences International, ... they have submitted a New Drug Application (NDA) for ... Drug Administration (FDA).  Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film is under ... require daily, around-the-clock, long-term opioid treatment and for which ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014 Research and Markets ... of the "US Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Market" ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This market insight focuses on ... the United States . Reimbursement analysis ... Thorough product analyses for more than 73 SMBG meters ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... and STOCKHOLM , Dec. ... (Sobi) and partner Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that ... of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has adopted a ... histolyticum) for the treatment of adult men with Peyronie,s ... at least 30 degrees at the start of therapy. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 2Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 3Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 4Endo Pharmaceuticals and BioDelivery Sciences Announce NDA Submission for Buprenorphine HCl Buccal Film for the Management of Moderate to Severe Chronic Pain 5US Self-monitoring Blood Glucose Market 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 2Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 3Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 4Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 5Sobi's Xiapex receives positive opinion by CHMP for the treatment of Peyronie's disease 6
Straight shafts with 1 x 2 teeth and serrated handle with polished finish....
Straight shafts with 1 x 2 teeth and 6 mm tying platform. Wide smooth handle with polished finish....
Smooth 90 degree jaws with locking screw maintain proper stretch of sleeve for securing silicone bands....
Ergotec Vetriretinal Instrument System. Extra fine angled tips (3 mm). 20 ga. shaft tapering to 23 ga., 10 mm from tip. Overall length from rear rotation knob to tip....
Medicine Products: