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Three Out of Four San Diegans With Type 2 Diabetes Mistakenly View Weight Loss as Solely a Matter of Willpower

Metabolic imbalances play a role in controlling blood sugar and weight SAN DIEGO, Nov. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Findings announced today from a survey of San Diego residents with type 2 diabetes showed that 73 percent of respondents viewed weight loss as solely a matter of willpower, when in fact a...

Group Therapy and Willpower can Help Smokers to Quit

Smoking bans in public places have recently come into effect in several European countries, and Germany is set to join their ranks next month . There has never been a better time to kick the habit, but smokers should be warned - without professional help the task is likely to be much harder....

Neuroimaging suggests that truthfulness requires no act of will for honest people

...ts and Sciences at Harvard University, along with Joe Paxton, a graduate student in psychology. "Being honest is not so much a matter of exercising willpower as it is being disposed to behave honestly in a more effortless kind of way," says Greene. "This may not be true for all situations, but it seems to b...

Jillian Michaels, 'America's Toughest Trainer,' Announces New Line of Weight-Loss Supplements

...entifically developed, the new products are designed to help individuals overcome the two greatest pitfalls to successful weight loss - not having the willpower to reduce caloric intake, and not seeing and feeling results quickly enough to motivate and continue toward a healthier lifestyle. " For quite s...

Jackson, Rockefeller obesity researchers share Shaw Prize

...y that factor as leptin, a hormone that regulates food intake and body weight. The scientists' work showed that chemical and genetic factors--not just willpower and eating habits--are involved in obesity, opening possibilities for future pharmaceutical treatments. Jackson Laboratory President and CEO Rick W...

Indianapolis Residents View Economic Challenges as Significant Barrier to Properly Managing Type 2 Diabetes

...s struggle with taking the next step in implementing healthy eating and exercise habits into their daily lives. Almost three in four see their lack of willpower as a barrier to managing their diabetes and weight, citing not eating as healthy as they should and lack of exercise. Financial constraints are also a...

Can't Control Junk Food Cravings? Blame the Brain

... Study attributes level of willpower to cerebral differences FRIDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- Two areas of the brain work together to give some people the self-control to rej...

Physician and Author to Share Clinically Proven System for Permanent Weight Loss and Optimal Health in Westerville and Dublin, Ohio Areas

... help people live longer once they are optimally healthy." "After years of yo-yo dieting, disappointment and thinking I did not have the willpower to lose weight, I discovered I just did not understand that the focus was not on losing weight, but developing healthy habits that I could use for lif...

Saving Money While Protecting Your Health in Tough Economic Times

... as 1 out of 4 or even 1 out of 3 obese women, men and even teens, may be overweight because they have metabolic syndrome -- not because they lack the willpower to control their desire for fattening foods!" explains Dr. Dall. This pre-diabetic condition makes it almost impossible to lose weight on a regular w...

Physicians Agree Moderate Weight Loss Will Help Patients Manage Their Type 2 Diabetes

...eir patients don't try hard enough to lose weight, they also recognize that willpower alone is not enough. However, nearly half of surveyed patients (46 percent) believe that losing weight is mostly a matter of willpower and if they try hard enough, they can lose weight. Physicians see ...
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