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Weight Loss News and Research (Part 1 of an Ongoing Series) | Weight Loss For Life!

Weight Loss News and Research (Part 1 of an Ongoing Series)

Posted on September 8, 2012 by Mark R Williams

Factors for Short Term Weight Loss vs Long Term Weight Loss

Many of us have lost weight quickly, only to gain it back again over time. This is a frustrating experience that many men and women of all ages can relate to. However, maintaining weight loss can be particularly challenging for women after menopause. This is mainly because of a natural decline in their BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate). Basically, this means that they need less calories to maintain their basic body functions. Obviously, a declining BMR is a problem if you continue eating the same number of calories, even when less are needed.

However, its not always that simple. You see, diet and exercise changes that work for short term weight loss don’t always continue to work to maintain long-term weight loss. To compound the issue, your BMR naturally goes down after significant weight loss. Naturally, you would expect some common factors between long-term and short term weight loss, and there are. For example, eating less dessert foods, less fried foods and less soda is always a good idea and is also beneficial for weight loss in the short and long term. However, eating more fruits and vegetables and less meat and dairy is a more important factor for weight loss in the long term than the short term. Check out the results of a recent study that provide more details on this topic:

Study on Weight Loss in Post-Menopausal Women

Obesity Rates Affect Health Care Costs for All of Us

We all know that obesity is associated with many serious and expensive health conditions. These conditions include heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes, just to name a few. Obesity rates are at unacceptable levels in North America and this is contributing to our out of control health costs. The question is, what are legislators doing about it? What should they do to encourage weight loss and healthy lifestyles? This article goes into possible solutions, including a junk food tax, better menu labeling, and more:

Potential Policy Measures to Promote Healthier Behavior

Being Overweight Increases Chances of Recurrence of Breast Cancer in Some Women

Not only is obesity an indicator of a worse prognosis at the time that breast cancer is diagnosed, but it is an indicator of a greater chance of recurrence in certain women. Another reason to make weight loss a priority. For more information, here is an article interviewing a doctor about this topic:

Obesity, Breast Cancer Article

Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System Clinical Trial in Obesity

This clinical trial seeks to look at the role of genetics in people re-gaining weight after successfully losing it as a part of MOVE!, the VA’s national program for weight loss. The goal is to help veterans modify their diet and lifestyle with a scientific approach compatible with their genetics. Looks like a great idea! Here is the article discussing this in more detail:

VA Obesity Trial Article

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