Navigation Links
Quick Weight Loss May Be Best for Long-Term Success
Date:5/14/2010

Obese women who lose 1.5 pounds a week or more fare best, researchers say

FRIDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) --When it comes to weight-loss patterns, the old adage proclaims that "slow and steady" wins the race, but recent research suggests otherwise.

A new study found that obese women who started out losing 1.5 pounds a week or more on average and kept it up lost more weight over time than women who lost more slowly. They also maintained the loss longer and were no more likely to put it back on than the slowest losers, the researchers added.

The results shouldn't be interpreted to mean that crash diets work, said study author Lisa Nackers, a doctoral student in clinical psychology at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Her report is published online in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Rather, she said, the quicker weight loss of the fast-losing group reflected their commitment to the program, Nackers said. "The fast group attended more sessions [to talk about weight loss], completed more food records and ate fewer calories than the slow group."

Fast loss is relative. For her study, Nackers said, "fast losers are those who lost at least a pound and a half a week."

The faster loss resulted from their active participation in the program, she said. "Those who make the behavior changes early do better in terms of weight loss and long term [in keeping it off]."

For the study, Nackers drew from data on 262 participants in an obesity treatment trial that included middle-aged women, average age 59, who were obese, with an average body-mass index (BMI) of 36.8 (30 and above is obese).

During the six-month intervention, they were encouraged to reduce calories enough to lose about a pound a week. The follow-up was another 12 months, for a total of 18 months.

When Nackers tracked the weight loss, she divided the women into three groups: 69 were in the
'/>"/>

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Pentagon and Congress should act quickly to end gay military ban, APA says
2. Medicine-On-Time Partners With QuickMAR to Streamline Medication Management and Improve Patient Care
3. Bright Hopes Quick Response Saves Lives
4. Haitian Orphanage Takes Quick Action to Fill Void after Devastating Earthquakes
5. QuickMedial Praises New Study Linking High Cholesterol Levels to Increased Risk for Developing Alzheimer's Disease or Vascular Dementia
6. Medtronic, Inc. Recalls Quick-Set Infusion Sets
7. MessageSolution Unveils Enterprise Class Lotus Quickr Archiving Solution at IBM's Lotusphere 2010
8. An Earthquake Emergency: MEDEX and ASI Group Quickly Respond to the Situation in Haiti
9. QuickMedical Responds to Oregon Bill Requiring Businesses to Carry Defibrillators
10. Quick Chest Pain Test Simplifies Discharge Decision
11. New research shows innovative respiratory stress test can quickly detect significant coronary artery disease in a noninvasive setting
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/19/2014)... NJ (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... Inside Patient Care: Pharmacy & Clinics™, an independent ... healthcare team treating and caring for patients inside ... primary care expands to provide optimal access to ... offers a forum for the team treating and ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (PRWEB) December 19, 2014 ... the diagnostic, personalized medicine, healthcare information technology, and ... the position of Chief Operating Officer. The announcement ... Partners, marked by a strengthened presence in Boston ... , "Leslie lives and breathes the client experience," ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- Being in good shape seems to reduce ... looked at data from more than 57,000 Americans, including more ... between 1991 and 2009. Those in the poorest shape ... blood pressure at the start of the study, compared to ... fitness. Of the more than 8,000 people diagnosed with ...
(Date:12/19/2014)... Traveling through the same U.S. airport gate, one infected ... a four-hour time span, illustrating just how easily the ... exposures in this report were not prolonged and occurred ... the fact that measles is highly contagious," wrote a ... at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... 2014 Unidesk Corporation today announced ... which welcomed its inaugural class in August 2013, ... seamlessly support bring your own device (BYOD) and ... experience. The solution, comprised of Citrix XenDesktop ... server and storage infrastructure and Unidesk ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:The Transformation of Retail Pharmacies into a Healthcare Delivery Center 2Health News:The Transformation of Retail Pharmacies into a Healthcare Delivery Center 3Health News:Slone Partners Promotes Leslie Loveless to Chief Operating Officer 2Health News:Being Fit Keeps Blood Pressure in Check 2Health News:Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles 2Health News:Arriving Now at Gate 42: Measles 3Health News:Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Deploys Desktop Virtualization Solution from Citrix, Dell and Unidesk 2Health News:Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine Deploys Desktop Virtualization Solution from Citrix, Dell and Unidesk 3
... Health Reform, Progressives Hail Choice of HHS Secretary and White ... America,s Future co-director Roger Hickey congratulated President ... Sebelius , D-Kansas, to be secretary of health and human ... of the White House Office for health Reform. Hickey praised ...
... Corporation (NYSE: HLS ) today announced it ... on March 10-11, 2009, at the Loews Miami Beach ... Officer Jay Grinney and Executive Vice President and Chief ... March 10, at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The presentation will ...
... seems to play a role, study finds, , , MONDAY, ... increases the risk of suicide in young adults, says ... for 15 years after they started first grade in ... the participants when they were young adults (average age ...
... InjunctionWASHINGTON, March 2 The United States has ... its subsidiaries, ETHEX Corp. and Ther-Rx Corp., and ... and unapproved drugs, the Justice Department announced today. ... injunction in a consent decree. The FDA conducted ...
... 2 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar,Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: ... drugstore chain in China based on the number of ... the fourth quarter and,fiscal year 2008 financial results ended ... 16, 2009. , The Company ...
... warn parents that instruction alone is no guarantee , , ... in swimming lessons doesn,t increase their risk of drowning, ... health professionals that swimming lessons could actually increase drowning ... youngsters are in and around water. , U.S. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Praise for Sebelius, DeParle From Campaign for America's Future Co-Director Roger Hickey 2Health News:Post-Traumatic Stress Tied to Increased Suicide Risk 2Health News:United States Files Suit Against Missouri-Based Pharmaceutical to Block Manufacturing and Shipping of Unapproved Drugs 2Health News:China Nepstar Chain Drugstore to Announce Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2008 Financial Results on March 16 2Health News:Swimming Lessons Don't Increase Drowning Risk, Study Says 2
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 17, 2014 PCCA received ... ( http://bit.ly/1382OkS ) program seal for best ... The program highlights medical practices, materials and goods ... friendly." Children affected by autism often ... be exacerbated by ingredients found in food and ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 12, 2014 Research ... announced the addition of the "MEMS Gyroscopes ... Costing Analysis" report to their offering. ... MEMS gyroscopes for tactical grade applications made a ... in term of reliability. They are now accepted ...
(Date:12/15/2014)... DUBLIN , Dec. 12, 2014 Research and ... addition of the "Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters ... to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... sector is projected to reach US$435 million by 2016. ... nearly 39% (2015) of the global value while ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Have New Options When Administering Medications 2Parents Of Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder Have New Options When Administering Medications 3MEMS Gyroscopes Analog Devices ADIS16136 Precision Angular Rate Sensor Reverse Costing Analysis 2Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 2Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 3Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) Filters - Global Trends, Estimates and Forecasts, 2012-2018 4
All Keeler magnifiers and telescope are available on a clip to fit over the patient's own spectacle...
A simple testing set for prescribing aspheric spectacle magnifiers. Redi-glaze lenses are available for instant dispensing which are cut and edged to fit our standard LVA frame....
Significantly more compact and tidier in overall looks yet retain many of the excellent features of the more comprehensive Haag type systems., ,Filters include Cobalt blue; green (red free); neut...
... to 20 tilting tower ... the vertical, horizontal and ... option to offset the ... ,Filters include Cobalt blue; ...
Medicine Products: