Navigation Links
Want to Lose Weight? Just Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests
Date:2/25/2009

ies and to try to consume at least 20 grams of dietary fiber daily. The physical activity goal was set at 90 minutes a week.

Everyone received both group and individual counseling for the two-year study period, and they entered diet and exercise information into a computer program that provided feedback on how well they were meeting their dietary goals. About 80 percent of the participants completed the study.

After six months, participants in each group had lost an average of about 13 pounds. After two years, the average weight loss was down to 6 or 7 pounds. The study participants reported similar satisfaction with their diets.

Health measures, such as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, were also similar between the groups.

"On average, no one diet was better than another," Sacks said. The bottom line if you want to lose weight, he said, is to "eat a heart-healthy diet and be very careful about how much you eat."

This might not be the end of the debate, however. In an accompanying editorial, Martijn Katan, a nutrition professor at VU University in Amsterdam, pointed out that although the researchers had anticipated that the contents of the diets would vary greatly, the actual differences in content between the plans averaged just 1 percent or 2 percent.

So, he says, he doesn't believe that the study settles the issue of diet vs. diet.

Rather, this is yet another study that shows how difficult it is to lose weight and keep it off, he said, because even these people, involved in an intensive intervention, tended to gain the weight back.

"Losing weight and keeping it off can be as tough as kicking a drug habit," Katan said. "The most important determinant of success might not be the composition of the diet. It might be whether your community promotes exercise and curbs high-calorie foods."

More information

To learn more about weight loss and nutrition, visi
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Newer antidepressants led to less, not more, teen suicides
2. Older workers stress less, U-M study suggests
3. Renaissance Health Publishing, LLC Warns the Public that ConsumerLab.com is Not Independent and Labels the CL Seal of Approval a Worthless, Paid-For Advertising Gimmick
4. Medicine Disposal Partnership Will Encourage Public to Flush Less, Crush More
5. New Surgical Technology Holds Promise of Painless, Scarless Procedures
6. Why women should eat less, move more and consider wearing transdermal HRT patches during menopause
7. Sensiotec Announces FDA 510(k) Class II Clearance for the Worlds First UWB Healthcare Unbound, Wireless, Non-Contact, Vital Signs and Movement Monitor
8. Penn study finds pro-death proteins required to regulate healthy immune function
9. New study shows promise in reducing surgical risks associated with surgical bleeding
10. Study, meta-analysis examine factors associated with death from heatstroke
11. Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinsons symptoms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Want to Lose Weight? Just  Eat Less, Diet Study Suggests
(Date:10/22/2014)... (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Healthcare ... completing their continuing education at home or on-the-go ... access to 20 brand new, premium Seminar-on-Demand CE ... catalog of over 2,000 hours of ... customize their educational experience. With such a diverse ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... 2014 Richard Carlson, Managing Partner of ... with over 25 years experience. Mr. Carlson is ... areas related to EDI, B2B Commerce, RFID and Internet/Intranet ... Advisory Board member for Pharmaceutical Commerce Magazine and a ... Group is a management and technology consulting firm focused ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... News) -- Two sisters in high school have developed ... and Medha Krishen use electronic stethoscopes, which electronically amplify ... breathing patterns or heartbeats. Ilina, a senior at ... find a way to detect early lung damage in ... stethoscope, Ilina recorded one breath cycle each from 16 ...
(Date:10/22/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter ... health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers ... skin exposure and use of a respirator at all times. ... to issue the tougher rules after two Dallas nurses contracted ... the United States, Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan. Nina Pham ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... (PRWEB) October 20, 2014 Allegheny General ... procedure that enables physicians to repair a damaged mitral ... MitraClip system, developed by Abbott Vascular ... a progressive and life-threatening condition in which the heart’s ... to flow backward from the heart’s left ventricle into ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Top Provider of Continuing Education at Home Releases 20 New Online Courses 2Health News:Rich Carlson and Marc Duey to Hold Workshop at CBI’s Specialty Pharmacy and Distribution Networks Conference 2Health News:Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage 2Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 2Health News:CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients 3Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 2Health News:Allegheny General Hospital Introduces New, Beating-Heart Procedure for Mitral Valve Repair 3
... special MRI methods, researchers have identified a pattern of ... (MCI) that indicates a greater likelihood of progression to ... edition of Radiology . , "Previously, this ... probable Alzheimer,s disease," said the study,s lead author, Linda ...
... Inc., today filed a formal protest and requested a ... managed behavioral health care contract RFP 09-630-7903-0001, which was ... New Mexico believes a stay is in the best ... consumers who will be adversely affected by the potential ...
... Feb. 9 The following is a statement from ... Director, American Public Health Association:"At a time when more ... to the nation,s public health system as a way ... (APHA) is thoroughly disappointed with the Senate,s decision to ...
... Inc. (NYSE Alternext: IMM) today announced results for its ... months ended December 31, 2008, revenues were $563,000, as ... 31, 2007. The decrease was primarily attributable to ... agreement. Loss from operations for the three months ...
... to Host Phoenix Arizona Celebrity GalaCOSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 9 ... Dodgers, will co-host a celebrity casino event to benefit families ... Oakland A,s and World Series MVP. Kemp also serves ... (TACA). Kemp and Stewart host the celebrity-packed evening Ante ...
... ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 9 BioInformatics, LLC ( http://www.gene2drug.com ... serving the life science industry -- will be a ... ( www.consumergeneticsshow.com ) in Boston, MA at the Hynes ... will also be exhibiting at the show. The ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:MRI shows brain atrophy pattern that predicts Alzheimer's 2Health News:ValueOptions(R) New Mexico Files Formal Protest of Award of New Mexico Behavioral Health Contract to United 2Health News:ValueOptions(R) New Mexico Files Formal Protest of Award of New Mexico Behavioral Health Contract to United 3Health News:ValueOptions(R) New Mexico Files Formal Protest of Award of New Mexico Behavioral Health Contract to United 4Health News:APHA Urges Congress to Include Public Health Provision in Stimulus Bill 2Health News:Immtech Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2009 Results 2Health News:Immtech Reports Fiscal Third Quarter 2009 Results 3Health News:Los Angeles Dodger Matt Kemp and Dave Stewart Top Celebrity List to Raise Funds for Autism 2Health News:BioInformatics, LLC, A Recognized Sponsor of First Annual Consumer Genetics Show in Boston, June 9-11, 2009 2
(Date:10/22/2014)... -- Recently published clinical studies of Stretta for gastroesophageal reflux ... evidence. This data has led to significantly expanded insurance ... sufferers of refractory GERD. The substantial ... as a safe and effective GERD treatment has driven ... nearly 50 million Americans. The new clinical studies include; ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... VIEW, Calif. , Oct. 20, 2014  PneumRx, ... of interventional pulmonology, today announced completion of enrollment in ... The RENEW Clinical Study is the FDA-approved IDE pivotal ... for severe emphysema. It was anticipated that ... in February 2013, would take until the end of ...
(Date:10/20/2014)... Oct. 20, 2014  Luoxis Diagnostics, Inc., a ... today announced that its academic collaborators will present ... potential for its novel RedoxSYS Diagnostic System, a ... the body in response to injury or illness.  ... as a clinical marker will be presented by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Recent Clinical Study Data Confirms Efficacy of Stretta Therapy - Spurs Additional Insurance Coverage and Financing Round 2PneumRx Completes RENEW Pivotal Trial Enrollment 2PneumRx Completes RENEW Pivotal Trial Enrollment 3Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 2Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 3Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 4Luoxis to Highlight RedoxSYS at Two Upcoming Scientific Conferences 5
... Data Expected in the Third Quarter --, SAN ... ), a biotechnology company focused on the development of,compounds ... has completed the last patient visit in its carotid ... analyzed to determine,VIA-2291,s effect on inflammation, and the company ...
... TOKYO, July 10 Sosei Group Corporation,("Sosei"; TSE ... completion of a Japanese Phase III clinical trial ... acquired the,exclusive distribution rights to the product in ... was designed to evaluate the safety and prevented,pregnancy ...
Cached Medicine Technology:VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial 2VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial 3VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial 4VIA Pharmaceuticals Completes Patient Visits in Phase 2 Carotid Endarterectomy (CEA) Trial 5Sosei Announces Completion of Phase III Trial for NorLevo(R) 2
CCR Medical conventional laryngoscopes....
CCR Medical conventional laryngoscopes....
... ™ Airway., ,The LMA Flexible™ ... allows it to be positioned away ... a good seal. This makes it ... surgery, or other procedures where the ...
... The Most Versatile LMA™ Airway., ,The ... airway. The double cuff design enables seal ... be achieved. The drain tube separates the ... with the flexible airway tube, enable longer ...
Medicine Products: