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Topic- Weight management

 

Over long term, lifestyle intervention supports weight loss-4218

Over long term, lifestyle intervention supports weight loss

For the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) multicenter clinical trial, individuals (N = 5,145) between 45-75 years of age with Type 2 diabetes and a body-mass index of 25 or greater were randomly assigned to a four-year Intensive Lifestyle Intervention group (weight management and increased physical activity) or a Support and Education group (general health information and social support).

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Lifestyle choices prevent diabetes, too-3616

Lifestyle choices prevent diabetes, too

People who are overweight and have elevated blood glucose levels are at risk of acquiring diabetes. A large clinical research study, the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) showed that people who lost a modest amount of weight through dietary changes and increased physical activity reduced their chances of developing diabetes. The DPP lifestyle program was effective in a clinical setting, but would it work in the community?

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Does housework help weight management?-3553

Does housework help weight management?

Data from time-use studies was used to estimate the time women ages 19-64 spent performing household chores, such as cooking, washing dishes and doing laundry.

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Cultural sensitivity needed to promote healthier eating-3401

Cultural sensitivity needed to promote healthier eating

The risk of hypertension (high blood pressure) increases with age and with African-American heritage. The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) eating plan has been shown to help people reduce blood pressure. DASH emphasizes eating fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy products, whole grains, fish, poultry, beans, seeds and nuts. The plan asks individuals to reduce their intakes of sweets, added sugars and sugary beverages, and red meats.

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Want to lose weight? Read food labels-3389

Want to lose weight? Read food labels

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Even at normal weight, belly fat is risky-3364

Even at normal weight, belly fat is risky

Within the rankings of body weight, “normal” weight, estimated at a body mass index (BMI) between 18.5-24.9, is considered to be a healthy weight because of the lower risk of illnesses associated with overweight and obesity (for example, cardiovascular disease and diabetes). At the annual meeting of the European Society of Cardiology, one presentation added nuance to the viewpoints on a normal weight range.

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