Health Sex & Longevity

FOUR KEYS TO MAIN­TAIN­ING A HEALTHY WEIGHT

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Four keys to main­tain­ing a healthy weight. Live longer with beta ala­nine. De­lay aging by eat­ing fewer meals per day. Good fats for a healthy heart.

Re­searchers at The Miriam Hos­pi­tal at Brown Uni­ver­sity (Rhode Is­land, USA) have pub­lished one of the first stud­ies of its kind to fol­low weight loss main­te­nance for in­di­vid­u­als over a 10-year pe­riod. The re­sults show that long-term weight loss main­te­nance is pos­si­ble if in­di­vid­u­als ad­here too key health be­hav­iors. J. Gra­ham Thomas and col­leagues an­a­lyzed data col­lected on 2,886 men and women, av­er­age age 48 years, en­rolled in the Na­tional Weight Con­trol Reg­istry, who lost at least 30 pounds and had kept if off for at least one year. The par­tic­i­pants were then fol­lowed for 10 years. Thomas ex­plains that the goal of the study was to de­ter­mine how well they kept the weight off and to iden­tify pre­dic­tors of suc­cess­ful weight loss main­te­nance. The team iden­ti­fies pre­dic­tors of suc­cess­ful weight loss main­te­nance to be: regular phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity, rou­tine self-weigh­ing, con­sum­ing a low-fat diet, and avoid­ing overeat­ing. The study au­thors sub­mit that: “Long-term weight-loss main­te­nance is pos­si­ble and re­quires sus­tained be­hav­ior change.” Mmmm, in­ter­est­ing that it took a 10 year study to fig­ure out what seems to be com­mon sense! Ref­er­ence:Amer­i­can Jour­nal of Pre­ven­tive Medicine Vol. 46, Is­sue 1, Pages 17-23.

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