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In midlife, active transportation aids weight loss-5932

In midlife, active transportation aids weight loss

Commuting to work by walking, cycling and using public transportation is a low-cost way to control body weight, found an analysis of data including 5,861 people 40-69 years old held in the United Kingdom Biobank.

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Diet soda does not stop expanding waistlines-5285

Diet soda does not stop expanding waistlines

Abdominal obesity (excess fat out of proportion to total body fat) is a risk factor for diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease among people who are overweight. Waist circumference is a practical way to measure abdominal fat

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Older adults benefit from losing excess weight-4521

Older adults benefit from losing excess weight

Although the importance of a healthy weight is frequently touted by the medical community, weight loss has traditionally been discouraged among older people, partly because of health concerns over inadvertent reductions in muscle and bone mass. A study from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, supports the benefits of intentional weight loss for this population. The researchers found that physical activity and weight loss conducted together for older overweight and obese adults improves body composition, translating into lower cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk and better mobility.

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Higher intensity physical activity needed for weight loss-4333

Higher intensity physical activity needed for weight loss

The percentage of people ages 65 years and older in the United States who are obese reached 38% in 2009-2010 (Older Americans 2012 Key Indicators of Well-Being).

In Canada, 57.5% of people 65 years and older reported they were overweight or obese in 2012 (Statistics Canada).

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Walking and biking to work help weight loss, too-4263

Walking and biking to work help weight loss, too

“Active transportation”describes using feet, pedals and public transportation (bus, train) to get around. Active transportation helps relieve traffic congestion, and it’s also good for health.

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Ongoing support helps older adults maintain weight loss-4262

Ongoing support helps older adults maintain weight loss

Three types of interventions were tested during the Weight Loss Maintenance trial, which included 1,685 people who were overweight or obese and had hypertension and/or high cholesterol levels.

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